Curious About This Move - Head Coach Edition

The AAF San Antonio franchise named Mike Riley(Former Blue Bomber HC) as their new HC for the
2019 season.Riley was forced out from his position as HC for the U of Nebraska this past off season.
He had taken a job as a DB coach with Oregon St.I am curious knowing that Mike Sherman
was pursued heavily after rebuffing Reed initially.Did Reed contact Riley about the job?
I believe Riley would have been a much better option as HC(Experience/Demeanor/Connections). Oh well!.