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Friday, February 11, 2011
Source: Nebraska football taps Fisher

By Brendan Hall

Former Rivers School head football coach Rich Fisher has accepted a position on Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini's staff as a wide receivers coach, according to a source close to the situation.

Fisher resigned earlier this week as the Red Wings' head coach after two stellar seasons. He oversaw a remarkable turnaround at the Weston campus, as the Red Wings went 12-5 in his two years there. This past season, they went 8-0 in the ISL -- their first winning season since 1983 -- and lost to Pingree on a last-second blocked field goal return in a NEPSAC Bowl game at Gillette Stadium.

Prior to Rivers, Fisher was part of three Big Eight championship and one national championship squad at Colorado (1989-92), and served as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma State (95-97, defensive backs) and Colorado (97-99, wide receivers), before moving over to Idaho under Tom Cable from 1999-2003. He coached wide receivers his first season, before switching to linebackers the last three.

He leaves Rivers sending two of his players off to Division 1 schools: Ben Patrick, who ran for over 1,700 yards this season and will walk-on at UMass; and his cousin, highly-touted wideout/safety Taariq Allen, who decommitted from UConn last September and signed a letter of intent with the Huskers last week.

The source said the University will announce Fisher's hiring early next week.