13.Dec.2012 Mike Riley Entertains Wisconsin
This story came out of nowhere, but it has legs. Wisconsin was reportedly in Corvallis interviewing Riley.
Having been to Madison, it's probably the one place for which I can picture Riley leaving. I truly hope they hire him, but knowing BDC, he'll panic and sign him for another 20 years @ 10 mil per.
Regarding a replacement, I like Lance Leopold of Wisconsin-Whitewater. It's a DIII school, but Leopold has built a dynasty, and Oregon State needs to think outside the box.
PS. For those who believe Riley is loyal, above money, and loves Corvallis, he's now danced with ASU, USC, and Wisconsin. Not to mention him bolting for the Chargers. I think it would be apropos if mister nice guy broke the apologists' hearts.