Nebraska AD Gives Pelini Vote of Confidence

By Chris Lauderback on November 30, 2013 at 12:01p
"Fire me...if you're cool with me snapping this little guy's neck."

A day after Bo Pelini lost to Iowa and got all pissed off in his postgame presser offering, "If they want to fire me, go ahead", Cornhuskers AD Shawn Eichorst didn't take the bait. 

Instead, Eichorst responded with a vote of confidence for his grumpy head coach:

"My approach has always been to not comment publicly about our coaches until their full seasons are complete, as I strongly believe it is unfair and counter to best practices. However, given the volume of unfounded speculation and conjecture about our head football coach, I want to reaffirm what I have said many times since I have arrived at the University of Nebraska — that I positively respect, appreciate and support our football student-athletes, coaches and staff, as we do everyone in the Husker family. We very much look forward to our upcoming bowl game and Coach Pelini continuing to lead our program in the future."

In other words, 8-4 heading to a bowl game is more than good enough these days in Lincoln, even if your specialty is acting like an ass whenever the chips are down. Amazingly, or maybe not, this marks the sixth straight season in which Bo has lost four games. 



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Hovenaut's picture

Have a hard time believing their fanbase is okay with this.

Buckeye-in-DC's picture

seriously.  i thought he was gonna get canned based on this season (and the last several) even before he dared them to fire him.  how on earth do you not fire a coach with his body of work and who dares the school to fire him?  shows that NB either has no balls or, as the title of this post implies, has no options!  too bad for NB (and the B1G)!

armybuckinva's picture

It seems like there are mixed reviews.  They want Bo to make staff changes.

mtrotb's picture

Payout for him and assistants is $10 million. 


Nick's picture

Yeah they had a sub standard year but look at what they were missing. I know it's hard to accept, but I think 9-10 win seasons is their peak. Who could they hire to get them back into national title contention? No one that I know of.