Husker Fans Debate Pelini's Future


Husker Nation is buzzing over Bo Pelini, mostly split right down the middle on his fate.

His comments after the game have sparked debate among fans.

"If they want to fire me, go ahead. I believe in what I've done. I don't apologize for what I've done. I don't apologize for anybody, myself or this staff. Our record since I've been here speaks for itself. This program's heading in a good direction," Pelini said.

Since his remarks after the game, fans have been weighing in on what should happen to the coach.

Many like Christopher Gladson don't see him sticking around much longer.

"I think his record does speak for itself, and we could find somebody better," Gladson says.

There are many conflicting views concerning Pelini's future at Nebraska following several seasons of an angry approach, and his sub-par record against top-competition.

Earlier this season, Pelini was under fire for his off the record comments on "fair weather" Husker fans.

After the last regular season game on Friday, phones were ringing off the hook at KFAB with listeners joining in on the conversation through the station's "Big Red Reaction."

Some fans believe Pelini has done well for the program.

"Bo Pelini is in his 6th season, so let's give him credit where credit is due. I mean, he's doing the best he can with the short amount of experience and time that he's had," said one listener calling in.

However, even after more than 50 wins over those six seasons, others like Travis Cavender feel Nebraska could find a better coach to act as the "face of the program."

"People want someone who encourages them to get out there and work their hardest on everything, but he's the total opposite of that," says Cavender.

Keep in mind, all of these views are pure speculation.

The university hasn't made any comments at all regarding Pelini's employment.

If the administration does decide to let Pelini go, he would still get more than $7 million under his contract.


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