Video: Bo Pelini plays hilarious prank on Huskers

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini surprised many when he joined in on Nebraska’s “Harlem Shake.” But if that wasn’t enough to show he can have some fun, you’ve got to check out the prank Pelini and senior defensive tackle Thad Randle pulled recently.

Anyone else drop their jaw after Pelini grabs Randle’s phone and smashes it in pieces with a hammer? The prank goes on for pretty long and at one point, the team raises up because they think the two are getting into a physical altercation in the adjacent room.

Once the prank is revealed on the big screen, the team erupts in laughter. And my favorite part: Pelini telling his team, “Thanks for coming to my aid, by the way,” when he reentered the room after the hoax was revealed.

If you didn’t think Pelini was a funny guy before, this video will certainly change your mind.

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hadley smith on 8/23/2013 @ 3:10pm EDT Said:

That Pellini!! What a jokester!!! Thought there was gonna be a riot there for a moment..had they let that go any longer, ther’re might had been…

shookwriter27 on 8/23/2013 @ 5:04pm EDT Said:

That’s what a good coach will do.

Osu Buckeye Boy on 8/23/2013 @ 5:22pm EDT Said:

When you see these guys out on the field, they’re this one, cohesive unit, and it’s sometimes hard to imagine them as individuals, as regular guys, just living life, and doing what they want, and love, to do. I think this is as good for the fans of Nebraska as it is for the players. It bridges that gap that helps fans realize, these are young men, most of them barely even adults. Pelini is a pretty cool guy in my book.🙂

ZinfanBear on 8/23/2013 @ 9:48pm EDT Said:

Great fun by a great Coach..

HuskerJim on 8/23/2013 @ 11:39pm EDT Said:

Great way to end 2 a days! Fun to watch the players react to the joke.

Trevor G. Biorn on 8/24/2013 @ 2:27pm EDT Said:

How was that hilarious?

Hubie on 8/25/2013 @ 11:37am EDT Said:

The prank was that he wasn’t serious. As you can see the players have seen him acting like a freaking lunatic before. Had Tom O had done this then it would have been a prank. What a lame display.

Vinnie on 8/26/2013 @ 8:21am EDT Said:

Hubie, is your glass always half empty?

yankee1969 on 8/26/2013 @ 11:23am EDT Said:

Come on Hubie lighten up just a little bit, You’re taking life to serious.

Paul Hubert on 9/5/2013 @ 1:05pm EDT Said:

After the performance Nebraska put on against Wyoming, my glass is empty, not even any koolaid, like you have in yours. Your right, this “prank” may be the best highlight we see all season from this clown. Was the defense effort against Wyoming a prank too! Oh golly gee I hope so. Earily simlar to the prank in the big ten championship game. This team is down right hilarous! Pranks are fun!