Mike Riley is set to coach what could be his last game at Nebraska when the Cornhuskers host Iowa on Saturday afternoon.

Fans already are bidding him adieu.

The Huskers enter the game 4-7 overall and 3-5 in the Big Ten, tied for third in the West Division. The 64-year-old Riley is 19-18 with losing records in two of his three years.

Riley was considered a surprise hire when former athletic director Shawn Eichorst brought him in from Oregon State. Known as the “nicest guy in college football,” Riley was the antithesis of the coach he replaced, the volatile Bo Pelini.

Riley won only 54 percent of his games in two stints totaling 14 years at Oregon State. But he was able to field mostly competitive teams in the Pac-12 with limited resources and had a reputation for developing quarterbacks and pulling the occasional big upset.

The Nebraska brand attracted him, and he and his wife looked at the opportunity in Lincoln as “one last great adventure” in a career that has spanned 43 years.