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Nebraska takes on USC in the Holiday Bowl on Saturday night, and it hasn’t forgotten about the coach who led them to the bowl.
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Bo Pelini was apparently recorded making negative comments about Nebraska and its leadership in his final meeting with players two days following his dismissal.
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Nebraska fired Bo Pelini on Sunday morning, two days after the Huskers clinched a 9-3 regular season. Get the Twitter reaction to the news inside.
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What some felt was going to happen last season has finally taken place: Nebraska fired Bo Pelini on Sunday despite delivering at least nine wins in each of his seven seasons.
Nebraska football fan Jack Hoffman starts another round of chemotherapy Thursday, and the Nebraska football team has a message for the young brain cancer survivor who delighted the nation with his touchdown run in the 2013 spring game. Watch Bo Pelini, Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah, among others, send Jack their best wishes as he enters am international clinical trial in Boston.
BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo challenged Bo Pelini to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Nebraska football coach wasted no time accepting the challenge. “Let’s get it over with,” Pelini said after mentioning that he’d been challenged. Before getting drenched, Pelini sent challenges out to former Nebraska star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska fan Larry The Cable Guy and, of course, @FauxPelini.
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See Bo Pelini out in public, you better ask him for a photo. The Nebraska football coach is no stranger to posing for photos, and he proved it yet again Saturday for a couple of newlyweds. See the picture in this post.
It didn’t take long. In fact, it took just the second question posed to Nebraska coach Bo Pelini before he was asked about the cat he brandished at the spring game. “My cat is enjoying a nap upstairs,” said Pelini, who has softened his image. “I’m not just an intense, competitive animal running around all the time.”
After Bo Pelini’s memorable entrance Saturday at Memorial Stadium, it was only a matter of time before “The Lion King” photoshop jobs hit social media. In case you missed it, Pelini held a cat in his arms during the team’s famous tunnel walk, and he raised it into the air once he entered the field. The moment reminded many of this iconic scene from the Disney classic. See a photoshopped photo in this post.
The way Bo Pelini’s been delighting the masses on social media since the end of last season, you had a feeling he was going to do something special Saturday at Nebraska’s spring game. He did something special, all right, carrying a cat in his arms for the team’s famed tunnel walk. As Pelini entered the field, he hoisted it above his head – a move that delighted the fans and reminded many of “The Lion King.”
These days, when he’s not tweeting (example 1, example 2), calling into a Nebraska radio show or discussing his faux cat, Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini is busy organizing military homecomings. Pelini recently helped Sergeant Matthew Salomons surprise his wife, Becca, at the team’s football facility.
At halftime of Friday’s NCAA Tournament game between Nebraska and Baylor, Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini posted a tweet to Twitter that immediately caught fire. The Huskers trailed 29-16 at halftime in their first round game. Read the tweet in this post.
A familiar voice called a Tuesday radio show on the Husker Sports Network with Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad and asked a baseball question. While taking calls, the show’s host introduces the caller by saying, “Bo, you’re up next with Coach Erstad.”
It looked like Bo Pelini would enter 2014 on a bit of a hot seat, but that talk has been cooled off with news that he’s inked a five-year contract extension. It’s a remarkable turn of events.
Bo Pelini’s popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini) took to social media today in honor of Valentine’s Day. The much-talked-about Twitter account kicked off the day with an apologetic tweet to Husker fans.
Bo Pelini can do no wrong. The Nebraska coach continued his run of internet gold Friday night when he posed for a selfie with a Huskers fan. See a couple of the photos in this post.
Bo Pelini and Nebraska have a new closer that is tough to top when it comes to recruiting. That would be the “cat” in @FauxPelini‘s Twitter photo. Pelini joked with BTN’s Mike Hall that the cat was influential in landing this year’s recruiting class during Wednesday’s “Signing Day Special.” The cat did make a few “recruiting visits,” after all, according to this tweet. Watch Pelini talk about the cat in this post.
Earlier this month during the BCS title game, Bo Pelini “won” Twitter by tweeting at his parody account, @FauxPelini, to ask for his cat back. Read more here. Three weeks later, the cat featured in the fake account’s photo is back in the news.
Bo Pelini has surprised us a couple of times in the last year. It all started with Nebraska’s Harlem Shake video, and then there was the cell phone prank he played on his team. Neither compares to what the coach did during Monday night’s BCS title game. It’s true, Pelini tweeted at his popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini), asking for his faux cat back, the one featured in the account’s avatar.
The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Nebraska football head coach Bo Pelini for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Nebraska’s game against Iowa on Nov. 29, 2013. In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation.
Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst released a statement on head coach Bo Pelini on Saturday morning. Read the full release in this post.
Bo Pelini has to feel better knowing he has the support of Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman and A.D. Shawn Eichorst. The duo issued a joint statement Wednesday in support of Pelini. So, too, did Nebraska legend Tom Osborne.
Like they do every Tuesday during the football season, Big Ten football coaches joined the conference’s weekly teleconference. This week, Bo Pelini’s time on the call had more than its share of interest. Because of this. And, more importantly, this. Listen to Pelini address his profanity-laced recording that Deadspin.com published Monday in this post.
In case you missed it, Bo Pelini released an apology Monday night for his disparaging remarks about Nebraska fans following a 2011 comeback victory over Ohio State. Pelini said, in the release, “I take full responsibility for these comments.” The comments were published in an audio recording on Deadspin.com, which said it obtained the 102-second file from a tipster.
Not only is Nebraska coach Bo Pelini dealing with fallout from a tough 41-21 loss to UCLA that saw the Huskers blow a 21-3 lead, he now is at the center of firestorm surrounding an audio recording from 2011 that was posted today by the website Deadspin.com, which said it obtained the 102-second recording from a tipster.