Mike Riley named Oregon State assistant coach after leaving for Nebraska three years ago

In this Sept. 10, 2016, photo, Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker, left, stands on the sidelines with head coach Mike Riley and special teams coach Bruce Read, right, during an NCAA college football game against Wyoming, in Lincoln, Neb. Banker's defenses, like others in the Pac-12, usually were ripped to shreds by Oregon when he was Mike Riley's coordinator at Oregon State. Banker moved with Riley to Nebraska last year. While the No. 22 Ducks continue to put up big numbers, Banker has a better hand to play against them when the Cornhuskers play them Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Mike Riley, former Oregon State head coach, will return to coach Oregon State University football as an assistant coach, as announced Thursday by first-year head football coach Jonathan Smith.

Riley returns to OSU for the third time. As head coach, he led the team to 93 victories and eight bowl games in stints from 1997-98 and 2003-14.

In 2014, he left OSU to be the head coach at Nebraska. He was fired last month.

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