Thursday, February 17, 2011
Nebraska football announces Fisher's hiring
As reported last week on ESPNBoston.com, University of Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini officially confirmed the hiring of former Rivers head coach Rich Fisher as wide receivers coach Wednesday night. Fisher initially resigned from the Weston campus on Feb. 7 after guiding the Red Wings to a 12-5 record and a NEPSAC Bowl appearance in two seasons. One of Fisher's star players, senior wideout/safety Taariq Allen, also signed a letter of intent with the Huskers on Feb. 2.
Fisher, a backup linebacker on three Big Eight conference championship teams at Colorado (1989-92), was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, Colorado and Idaho. After becoming a partner in a golf academy business in Boston, Fisher became a high school head football coach at the Rivers School in Boston in 2009. The program had not experienced a winning season since the 1970s and last season averaged more than 40 points a game and went 8-0 before losing a prep bowl game.
Last week, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick offered a few words to ESPNBoston.com on his friend:
"Coach Fisher has done a tremendous job with the Rivers football program," he said. "He is a great teacher and an even finer person. I wish him nothing but the best as his coaching career blossoms."