Breaking Up with Bo Pelini isn't Easy

By Vico on January 26, 2013 at 7:39p

Dominic Walker, a wide receiver from Orlando, switched his pledge from Nebraska to Auburn. Per his side of the story, he thought he'd do the honorable thing and call Bo Pelini to explain his decision over the phone. The conversation went like this:

It was hard for Walker to make that call to Nebraska on Friday, but he knew he had to do it. He said he didn't handle the Vanderbilt situation as well as he could have back when he decommitted from the Commodores in October and he wanted to make sure and do the right thing this time.

Even his mom was afraid for him when he made the call to head coach Bo Pelini and his staff on Friday.

"It was a very tough decision. They were [mad]. They were very mad. But I thought I had to call them like a real man shoould," Walker said. "But yeah, they were mad. Coach Pelini said, 'Best of luck, you're going to need it.' "

Wide receivers coach Rich Fisher also was in on the call.

"Coach Fisher said, 'I can’t believe you,' " Walker said. "It was really awkward."

He had prepared himself for the conversation but nothing really got him ready to face the music. But he did what he felt he had to do.


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