Mike Riley might be on the move out of Corvallis, Ore., yet again.
SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Alex Marvez tweeted Tuesday that Riley is headed to the Lone Star State with Daryl Johnston. The former Dallas Cowboys fullback is expected to be named general manager of the Alliance of American Football’s San Antonio franchise, and Riley is expected to be named coach, Marvez reported.
Multiple sources have told me to expect @DarylJohnston to get named GM of the new Alliance of American Football franchise coming to San Antonio. Mike Riley is expected to get named head coach.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) June 20, 2018
Riley is currently an assistant coach at Oregon State, his third stint with the program. He served as the coach from 1997-98 and from 2003-14. Riley returned to Oregon State in 2018 after he was ousted from Nebraska after three seasons. Riley posted a 93-80 record during his time at the helm of the Beavers.
Professionally, Riley has coached in the CFL (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), WLAF (San Antonio Riders) and NFL (San Diego Chargers). In the NFL, he never produced a winning percentage better than .500 in a single season. His tenure with the Chargers lasted three years.
The AAF is a spring league that is aiming to start its inaugural season of play in February 2019, one week after Super Bowl LIII.