Sep 14, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini before the game against the UCLA Bruins at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska will not fire Bo Pelini


Earlier we saw some secret recording of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini going on a tirade against fans and members of the local media hit the internet. Needless to say Pelini has faced some backlash for his comments specifically his repeated use of a choice curse word.

After reflecting over the fate of Pelini, Nebraska has decided to stay keep him around.,

Here is the statement in its entirety:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst issued the following joint statement today:

“The comments made by Head Football Coach Bo Pelini in 2011, published Monday, are unfortunate and deeply concerning to us, as they would be to anyone who loves this university. Our coaches, staff and student-athletes must be held to a high standard and Coach Pelini’s remarks were unfair to the legions of Nebraska fans and not what we expect from a representative of this university. Former Director of Athletics Tom Osborne became aware of these comments and the existence of a recording more than a year ago, and addressed the matter with Coach Pelini. We have observed, and many others have commented, that Coach Pelini’s demeanor has significantly improved since the time of this incident. Coach Pelini has given us his assurance that he understands the seriousness and inappropriateness of his comments. We believe he is sincere in his apology and in his regret. We are prepared to put the matter to rest. Our football student-athletes, coaches and staff deserve all of our support and we know the Nebraska faithful will be there for them.”

Of course they could just let the season play out and fire him for his team’s performance at the end of 2013. This would be a much more convenient option to looking for an interim coach.

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