December 27, 2013 |
Tracy and Mike Riley celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary eating Wawa sandwiches on the floor of their living room, surrounded by autopsy photos and grisly police reports. "I think we could be married 50 years, and that will be one of the most memorable and most enjoyable anniversary dinners we've ever had," Tracy Riley said this month at the Mount Holly law office she shares with her husband. The Rileys, who have been married for 19 years, work side by side in one of the few husband-wife law firms in the state.
January 2, 2002 |
Ted Cottrell, the New York Jets' defensive coordinator-assistant head coach, appears to be the early favorite to succeed Mike Riley as head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Riley was fired Monday after the Chargers ended a 5-11 season with a nine-game losing streak that left his three-year record at 14-34. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner was the only assistant coach retained, but general manager John Butler downplayed speculation that Turner would replace Riley. Butler wouldn't comment on candidates, but Cottrell's name surfaced even before Riley was fired.
January 30, 2002 |
Marty Schottenheimer was hired yesterday to coach the San Diego Chargers, becoming the fifth coach the AFC team has had in seven years. Schottenheimer, who was fired in Washington a little more than two weeks ago, replaced Mike Riley, who was dismissed on Dec. 31 after going 14-34 in three seasons. The Chargers did not disclose terms of Schottenheimer's contract. But the San Diego Union-Tribune said it was worth between $6.5 million and $7.5 million over four years. Schottenheimer, who was fired in Washington when he refused to relinquish control over player personnel, will work under general manager John Butler.
September 1, 1994 |
A 29-year-old man was indicted this week for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to rape an old acquaintance who he later approached and taunted about the attack. Scott Maurer, 29, of Delanco, jumped into the woman's car at a Beverly intersection at 6:50 p.m. April 4, 1993, authorities said. He ordered her to drive to the Edgewater Manor Apartments, in Edgewater Park, according to Mike Riley, the first assistant prosecutor in Burlington County. Maurer then changed his mind and instructed the woman to take him to the Jefferson Square condominium complex, also in Edgewater Park, Riley said.
December 13, 2007 |
The Penn State football team will host Oregon State next season in the first meeting between the schools, Penn State announced yesterday. Oregon State will visit Penn State's Beaver Stadium on Sept. 6. It replaces Arkansas State on the schedule. Oregon State is the only Pac-10 Conference football team Penn State has not faced. The Beavers are 8-4 this season under coach Mike Riley, finishing third in the Pac-10 standings with a 6-3 record. The Beavers won six of their final seven games, including a 38-31 overtime win over No. 17 Oregon.
January 8, 1999 |
Mike Riley got Oregon State headed back toward respectability, and now he'll try to do the same thing for the San Diego Chargers. Riley, 45, signed a guaranteed five-year contract yesterday, becoming the Chargers' fourth coach in four years. This is his first NFL job, and he inherits a team that hasn't had a winning record in three seasons. Riley was 8-14 in two seasons at Oregon State, which one of his predecessors called "a coach's graveyard. " The same might be said of the Chargers, who were 5-11 in 1998.
January 5, 2002 |
The dean of NFL coaches, Dennis Green, was forced out yesterday by Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs. Green, a Harrisburg native, was in his 10th season, and his first losing one. The 5-10 Vikings will play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night under interim coach Mike Tice, Green's offensive line coach and assistant head coach. Green told associates he plans to stay out of coaching next season and retreat to a home in San Diego with his family. The San Diego Chargers job is open after Monday's firing of coach Mike Riley, but Green is not likely to be offered that position because he would be working under a general manager, John Butler.
December 13, 2002 |
Alabama's football coaching search is in a holding pattern, with New Orleans Saints assistant coach Mike Riley reportedly mulling an offer to return to his alma mater. Athletic director Mal Moore said last night he hopes to have a new coach "in the very near future. " Moore indicated the school is pursuing "a couple of people" but offered the job to Riley on Wednesday, according to the Tuscaloosa News and the Birmingham News. Riley played for Crimson Tide coach Bear Bryant as a defensive back in the early 1970s.
December 7, 2000 |
San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley acknowledged yesterday he has spoken to Southern California about its vacant coaching job, but said he hasn't been offered the position. Riley, whose job with the Chargers is in jeopardy because of an NFL-worst 1-12 record, refused to elaborate, repeatedly dancing around questions. "I've talked to people from SC," Riley said. "The report was [Tuesday] that I was going to accept a job and had been offered a job. None of that has happened.
October 11, 2012
THAT WOULD be State, as in Beavers, who are 4-0 for the first time since 2002, when they lost their next three and finished 8-5. Even in 2000, when they went 11-1, they lost their fifth game (33-30 at Washington). They haven't been 5-0 since 1939, when they lost their sixth game and ended up 9-1-1. The Beavers, after going 3-9 last season, were picked to finish last in the Pac-12 North. But Mike Riley, in his 12th season, might at least be strengthening his job security. Nobody's suggesting this team will make it to the Rose Bowl, something OSU's done only three times.