At 8-3, it has been another disappointing season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Huskers’ coach Bo Pelini is squarely on the hot seat and there have even been rumors that when his Huskers take the field against the Iowa Hawkeyes Friday afternoon, it could be his last game.
Pelini is trying not to let anything get to him and is instead focusing on football and trying to finish the season with 10 wins.
“I don’t concern myself with that,” Pelini said at his weekly press conference via the Associated Press. “I’m not coaching to save my job or anything else. At the end of the day, I want to be here, and I want to be here if they want me to be here. If they don’t, I’ll go on my way. Until that day happens, I’ll do everything in my power to make this the best football team I can.”
Although he has suffered a 34-23 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers and was defeated by the Michigan State Spartans 41-28 with a Big 10 title berth on the line since an early 41-21 home loss the UCLA Bruins, Pelini has helped the Huskers put together last second wins against the Northwestern Wildcats and Penn State Nittany Lions.
“I like the direction of this program. I like where we are. I think the future is bright,” Pelini explained.
The Huskers and Hawkeyes will kickoff at noon EST Friday. The game is on ABC.