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2013-09-17 08:30:28 AM  

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2013-09-17 08:36:53 AM  
It doesn't really matter. His days are numbered.
 
2013-09-17 08:50:09 AM  
I love the farmers are turning on him only a few years after he was the Golden Messiah of Real Nebraska Football, come to smite the Evil Bill Callahan. Have fun being Iowa for the next 30 years, Huskers.
 
2013-09-17 08:53:08 AM  
Maybe you guys should bring back Frank Solich? Since maybe you should've never fired him?
 
2013-09-17 08:53:55 AM  
Wait, so the school who fired a guy for going 9-2 has asshole fans?

No. Farking. Way.
 
2013-09-17 09:12:31 AM  
I just hope he doesn't get the Texas coaching job that's going to be opening up soon.

/C'mon Gruden, you know you want to leave MNF & come to Austin, right?
 
2013-09-17 09:13:12 AM  
Nebraska football is still a thing?

Huh. Fooled me.
 
2013-09-17 09:14:36 AM  
"Which incenses you more: A passionate coach momentarily losing control in private? Or a calculating tipster determined to destroy a man's career?"

The article is a little hyperbolic, but essentially correct in saying the timing of this is obviously agenda-driven.

But the author also makes a good point:

Pelini released a public apology. He provides context. Context is critical in this discussion. He was angry that his team was booed at halftime of the 2011 home win against Ohio State, the biggest comeback in school history. He was angry some fans left at halftime. He was angry about an article written that week about quarterback Taylor Martinez.

Pelini has told me that he was upset that a fan angrily grabbed him by the arm as the coach made his way to the locker room after the game.


I also notice there's a lot less anger towards Bo from the younger crowd, as if they remember the Callahan era better than the grognards who love to talk about the 70s (and 90s).
 
2013-09-17 09:20:13 AM  
I wonder how many Cornhusker fans would let their daughter have Lawrence Phillips as their boyfriend?
 
2013-09-17 09:27:14 AM  

Mad Canadian: I wonder how many Cornhusker fans would let their daughter have Lawrence Phillips as their boyfriend?


I watched them give Lawrence a standing ovation as he entered the game following a suspension for beating up his girlfriend, so I'm guessing quite a few of them would sacrifice their daughters for the good of the team. Never looked at college football the same after that.
 
2013-09-17 09:31:52 AM  

bgilmore5: Mad Canadian: I wonder how many Cornhusker fans would let their daughter have Lawrence Phillips as their boyfriend?

I watched them give Lawrence a standing ovation as he entered the game following a suspension for beating up his girlfriend, so I'm guessing quite a few of them would sacrifice their daughters for the good of the team. Never looked at college football the same after that.


How many times did they elect the head of the whole steroid-fueled organization to Congress?

Nebraska single-handedly made the term "corn fed" a sometimes used synonym for "steroid user".
 
2013-09-17 09:33:39 AM  

Gonz: Wait, so the school who fired a guy for going 9-2 has asshole fans?

No. Farking. Way.


That was the incredibly stupid Steve Pederson trying to make his mark on the university.  I think the fanbase as a whole was upset not only with that but the debacle that was the coaching search afterwards.  I always thought he and Solich just didn't get along and Stevie was just trying to prove whose was bigger.  To be fair, the (alleged) affair and the generally poor recruiting didn't help Solich much either.
 
2013-09-17 09:38:51 AM  
Aye, I agree 100%. I still remember the way the totally classless Nebraska fans whined when Florida State beat them in the national championship game in 1994 at the Orange Bowl. Nasty, obnoxious, condescending jerks, the lot of them.  And their coach, Osborne. What a damned phony.  Ain't no wonder that the Nebraska fans loved the guy, he played those assh*les like a fiddle, with his "I'm all about integrity" facade while he made snide little remarks like Nebraska had just gotten the shaft, inciting the Nebraska followers to new lows of whininess. What a no class POS that guy was.  This underhanded bullsh*t might have come directly from his office, it's got his style written all over it.
 
2013-09-17 09:39:01 AM  

Maniacal Rambler: Gonz: Wait, so the school who fired a guy for going 9-2 has asshole fans?

No. Farking. Way.

That was the incredibly stupid Steve Pederson trying to make his mark on the university.  I think the fanbase as a whole was upset not only with that but the debacle that was the coaching search afterwards.  I always thought he and Solich just didn't get along and Stevie was just trying to prove whose was bigger.  To be fair, the (alleged) affair and the generally poor recruiting didn't help Solich much either.


Oh, look. A RetCon.

"The fans thought it was a bad idea, and also Solich sucked at recruiting. Look at how bad Nebraksa was after he got fired- a True Cornhusker would have left National Championship talent behind. God Bless Tom Osbourne."
 
2013-09-17 09:40:08 AM  

jayhawk88: I love the farmers are turning on him only a few years after he was the Golden Messiah of Real Nebraska Football, come to smite the Evil Bill Callahan. Have fun being Iowa for the next 30 years, Huskers.


Bo's not getting fired this year. He has one loss against a good opponent on a relatively weak schedule this year. There are 9-10 wins there. And if he were to be fired the boosters here have no issue ponying up big money for the right coach.
 
2013-09-17 09:40:28 AM  
I've been saying that about Nebraska fans for years!
 
2013-09-17 09:42:14 AM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Bo's not getting fired this year. He has one loss against a good opponent on a relatively weak schedule this year. There are 9-10 wins there. And if he were to be fired the boosters here have no issue ponying up big money for the right coach.


They could get someone decent, but in a year where Texas and USC are open (and could be in a bidding war with Alabama for Saban), Nebraska is the odd man out.  It ain't 1985 anymore.
 
2013-09-17 09:47:28 AM  

Mentat: Dr J Zoidberg: Bo's not getting fired this year. He has one loss against a good opponent on a relatively weak schedule this year. There are 9-10 wins there. And if he were to be fired the boosters here have no issue ponying up big money for the right coach.

They could get someone decent, but in a year where Texas and USC are open (and could be in a bidding war with Alabama for Saban), Nebraska is the odd man out.  It ain't 1985 anymore.


I'm well aware of where Nebraska's stock is at. and that's part of the reason why fans are calling for his head. they're tired of seeing the same season from year to year, they're tired of being mediocre. it's annoying seemingly making no progress from year to year when programs like A&M go from mediocre to top 10 in less than 2 years with the right coach
 
2013-09-17 09:48:44 AM  
All I have to say is the following:

moviecitynews.com

He's right; CFB are filled with marks.  From the school presidents to the regents to the boosters to the fans, etc. etc.
 
2013-09-17 09:50:07 AM  
Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?
 
2013-09-17 09:50:13 AM  
And honestly I'd really like to see how the fans of most farkers favorite teams act when they go up 21-3 and then don't score a point since the first half
 
2013-09-17 09:51:31 AM  
As someone who generally roots for Nebraska football (but hates their cash grab to the Big 10) and generally hates Bo Polini...this is a non event.  And it's also the reason so many athletes/coaches/celebs have such a problem with journalists.
 
2013-09-17 09:52:53 AM  

Gonz: Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?


I'm not saying I know that answer. Hell Bo may be the right guy if he ever starts hiring people other than friends and yes men on his coaching staff and gets a decent recruiting class
 
2013-09-17 09:56:20 AM  
Also from what I can tell most rational Nebraska fans (small portion for any fan base I know) think of this as a non issue. This just in, sometimes when you're upset you say things you don't mean or will live to regret
 
2013-09-17 09:56:39 AM  

UNC_Samurai: "Which incenses you more: A passionate coach momentarily losing control in private? Or a calculating tipster determined to destroy a man's career?"

The article is a little hyperbolic, but essentially correct in saying the timing of this is obviously agenda-driven.

But the author also makes a good point:

Pelini released a public apology. He provides context. Context is critical in this discussion. He was angry that his team was booed at halftime of the 2011 home win against Ohio State, the biggest comeback in school history. He was angry some fans left at halftime. He was angry about an article written that week about quarterback Taylor Martinez.

Pelini has told me that he was upset that a fan angrily grabbed him by the arm as the coach made his way to the locker room after the game.

I also notice there's a lot less anger towards Bo from the younger crowd, as if they remember the Callahan era better than the grognards who love to talk about the 70s (and 90s).


I'm still damn thrilled with Bo Pelini. Winning 9 or 10 games a season is not "mediocre" unless the only standard for success is one that, by definition, 119 teams will fail to meet no matter what. He's done a great job with ensuring his players get a good education and are prepared for life beyond football; that's just as important a part of his job as winning football games. Firing Bo now would be as bad a decision as firing Frank Solich was in 2003, if not worse.
 
2013-09-17 09:58:09 AM  

Gonz: Maniacal Rambler: Gonz: Wait, so the school who fired a guy for going 9-2 has asshole fans?

No. Farking. Way.

That was the incredibly stupid Steve Pederson trying to make his mark on the university.  I think the fanbase as a whole was upset not only with that but the debacle that was the coaching search afterwards.  I always thought he and Solich just didn't get along and Stevie was just trying to prove whose was bigger.  To be fair, the (alleged) affair and the generally poor recruiting didn't help Solich much either.

Oh, look. A RetCon.

"The fans thought it was a bad idea, and also Solich sucked at recruiting. Look at how bad Nebraksa was after he got fired- a True Cornhusker would have left National Championship talent behind. God Bless Tom Osbourne."


Yeah, i was watching from afar when Solich was canned, but my parents were still in Omaha at the time. That was complete horseshiat when they ran him out of town after a 9-3 season or something like that.

And don't try to say it was Pederson alone. The fans and the media were calling for his head for a long time prior to that. To claim otherwise is a huge whitewashing of history.
 
2013-09-17 10:04:57 AM  
Our tipster says the recording was made on Oct. 8, 2011, just after Nebraska had come back from three touchdowns down to beat Ohio State in Lincoln.

anytime you can do that, it is pretty impressive.
 
2013-09-17 10:07:41 AM  

Gonz: Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?




Craig Bohl at NDSU. He's a former Cornhusker player and a proven winner.
 
2013-09-17 10:09:15 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Craig Bohl at NDSU. He's a former Cornhusker player and a proven winner.


So was Turner Gill.
 
2013-09-17 10:09:57 AM  

jayhawk88: I love the farmers are turning on him only a few years after he was the Golden Messiah of Real Nebraska Football, come to smite the Evil Bill Callahan. Have fun being Iowa for the next 30 years, Huskers.


No one is turning on him.
Some were upset about something this week when he got into a dust up with Tommy Frazier, but no one gives two shiats about this story.  Part of the reason we love him is because he has enough passion about the game and team to be biatchy about things.  We got to test drive him before he was hired and knew exactly who he was and what to expect in regards to his occasional mouthiness.
All the "farmers" I see day to day laughed this off as an, "Oh, Bo, you so cray cray," moment.   He'd probably have to tank two seasons in a row and post a youtube video of himself pissing on the new Devaney statue before people really started thinking he had go.
 
2013-09-17 10:12:38 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Gonz: Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?

Craig Bohl at NDSU. He's a former Cornhusker player and a proven winner.


You mean the same Craig Bohl who was the defensive coordinator under Frank Solich for three years and was fired when Steve Pederson told Solich to clean house or he'd be cleaning his office out?
 
2013-09-17 10:12:40 AM  

bgilmore5: Mad Canadian: I wonder how many Cornhusker fans would let their daughter have Lawrence Phillips as their boyfriend?

I watched them give Lawrence a standing ovation as he entered the game following a suspension for beating up his girlfriend, so I'm guessing quite a few of them would sacrifice their daughters for the good of the team. Never looked at college football the same after that.


But but but.... Tom Osbourne is a good Christian and he makes the team pray before games and Lawrence was probably just trying to lead his wayward girlfriend to the redeeming blood of Christ.

/my folks are Nebraska fans.  I'm not exaggerating much.
 
2013-09-17 10:25:14 AM  
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2013-09-17 10:25:49 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Gonz: Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?

Craig Bohl at NDSU. He's a former Cornhusker player and a proven winner.


You shut your whore mouth!

/hail the Bison
 
2013-09-17 10:28:15 AM  
Didn't listen. Did he lament that Nebraska is about as relevant as Iowa State?
 
2013-09-17 10:32:03 AM  
To minimize on the unspoken race-baiting with the Lawrence Phillips comment, how many Husker fans would let their daughter have Christian Peter as a boyfriend?
 
2013-09-17 10:32:34 AM  
Yes, we NU fans are over the top. Give us a break, this team is the only thing we got. I (and most people I know) generally don't care much about this, but there are plenty of old blue-hairs who are still living in the 70s/90s who need to win NOW because "this is Nebraska" (whatever that's supposed to mean, but apparently it's an acceptable reason) and generally embarrass the rest of us. As you can imagine they're also the types who generally don't like someone like Bo, who admittedly can be hard to like sometimes.

I can't imagine firing another 10 win coach over something like this. But for the record, the Solich thing was not because he wasn't winning enough. He had a weak spot for booze and coeds and was let go due to issues with that before he pulled a Petrino on us. So don't hold that against us, he wasn't fired for not being good enough, although you won't read the real story in the paper.
 
2013-09-17 10:38:12 AM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Gonz: Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?

I'm not saying I know that answer. Hell Bo may be the right guy if he ever starts hiring people other than friends and yes men on his coaching staff and gets a decent recruiting class


I hate the "hiring his friends" argument, simply because that's what ALL first-time head coaches do. Who else do you think they're gonna hire, a bunch of super-experienced coordinaters who have no aspirations of their own and don't think they should have gotten his job instead? It's not like he spent the previous 10 years before getting hired picking out and grooming people for his future head coaching job. It's really easy to say "hire a bunch of awesome coaches", but that's much harder to actually do when you're an unproven first time head coach yourself.
 
2013-09-17 10:38:30 AM  

Gonz: Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?


And realistically, the next USC or Texas coach won't br chasing a ghost (realize the metaphor is a little stretched since Dr. Tom is still alive). SC fans don't long for the days of John McKay,John Robinson (mostly because his 2nd stint was bad), or Pete Carroll. Likewise, most Texas fans aren't longing for the days of Darryl Royal and certainly win't be pining for Mack Brown (at least not right away).

Plus, there are a ton of kids in SoCal that love SC and can actually remember them being good. The same can be said for Texas and both schools could hypothetically just recruit at home and do okay (it would be stupid, but it could be done).

Nebraska can't do that. They have to cast a wide net and there aren't a whole lot of kids who remember when Nebraska was elite. If your a kid in the midwest, I would imagine that Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin have more allure than Nebraska. And that's before the SEC or PAC 12* schools come knocking.

* realize that Oregon, USC, Stanford, and UCLA are the only relevant schools right now.
 
2013-09-17 10:41:13 AM  

birchman: Give us a break, this team is the only thing we got.


BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD'S LARGEST TWINE BALL

WYOMING WOULD KILL TO BE IN YOUR SHOES
 
2013-09-17 10:54:12 AM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Mentat: Dr J Zoidberg: Bo's not getting fired this year. He has one loss against a good opponent on a relatively weak schedule this year. There are 9-10 wins there. And if he were to be fired the boosters here have no issue ponying up big money for the right coach.

They could get someone decent, but in a year where Texas and USC are open (and could be in a bidding war with Alabama for Saban), Nebraska is the odd man out.  It ain't 1985 anymore.

I'm well aware of where Nebraska's stock is at. and that's part of the reason why fans are calling for his head. they're tired of seeing the same season from year to year, they're tired of being mediocre. it's annoying seemingly making no progress from year to year when programs like A&M go from mediocre to top 10 in less than 2 years with the right coach


Pelini has been there since 2008. He's 48-20. Never a season with less than 9 wins. Since 2008, Nebraska has the 12th best record in all of FBS. How is this mediocre?
 
2013-09-17 10:55:11 AM  

birchman: Dr J Zoidberg: Gonz: Dr J Zoidberg: the right coach.

Who's the right coach? Serious question.

Saban's not leaving Alabama, and especially not for a program that- realistically- would be a step down in quality. Who's out there who would both be a good fit for Nebraska, and would want the job?

More specifically, who's out there who'd be a good fit, want the job, and prefer Nebraska over Southern Cal and Texas, both of which have significant recruiting advantages built in? Not the least of which is: Lincoln, Los Angeles, or Austin- where would you rather live?

I'm not saying I know that answer. Hell Bo may be the right guy if he ever starts hiring people other than friends and yes men on his coaching staff and gets a decent recruiting class

I hate the "hiring his friends" argument, simply because that's what ALL first-time head coaches do. Who else do you think they're gonna hire, a bunch of super-experienced coordinaters who have no aspirations of their own and don't think they should have gotten his job instead? It's not like he spent the previous 10 years before getting hired picking out and grooming people for his future head coaching job. It's really easy to say "hire a bunch of awesome coaches", but that's much harder to actually do when you're an unproven first time head coach yourself.


That would be a great point if he hadn't done that exact thing last season. He's not a new coach anymore and still does it
 
2013-09-17 10:57:02 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: It doesn't really matter. His days are numbered.


He's been on borrowed time for a while now, I think its a give that without a huge turn around he's gone after this season.
 
2013-09-17 10:58:39 AM  

kidgenius: Dr J Zoidberg: Mentat: Dr J Zoidberg: Bo's not getting fired this year. He has one loss against a good opponent on a relatively weak schedule this year. There are 9-10 wins there. And if he were to be fired the boosters here have no issue ponying up big money for the right coach.

They could get someone decent, but in a year where Texas and USC are open (and could be in a bidding war with Alabama for Saban), Nebraska is the odd man out.  It ain't 1985 anymore.

I'm well aware of where Nebraska's stock is at. and that's part of the reason why fans are calling for his head. they're tired of seeing the same season from year to year, they're tired of being mediocre. it's annoying seemingly making no progress from year to year when programs like A&M go from mediocre to top 10 in less than 2 years with the right coach

Pelini has been there since 2008. He's 48-20. Never a season with less than 9 wins. Since 2008, Nebraska has the 12th best record in all of FBS. How is this mediocre?


Nebraska is trending right now to never be anything more than a team that will more than likely end up in the mid to latter part of the top 25 every year but never be in the discussion. Fans here want more than that. We don't have much here and what we do have is considered a joke nationally
 
2013-09-17 11:03:08 AM  

Dr J Zoidberg: kidgenius: Dr J Zoidberg: Mentat: Dr J Zoidberg: Bo's not getting fired this year. He has one loss against a good opponent on a relatively weak schedule this year. There are 9-10 wins there. And if he were to be fired the boosters here have no issue ponying up big money for the right coach.

They could get someone decent, but in a year where Texas and USC are open (and could be in a bidding war with Alabama for Saban), Nebraska is the odd man out.  It ain't 1985 anymore.

I'm well aware of where Nebraska's stock is at. and that's part of the reason why fans are calling for his head. they're tired of seeing the same season from year to year, they're tired of being mediocre. it's annoying seemingly making no progress from year to year when programs like A&M go from mediocre to top 10 in less than 2 years with the right coach

Pelini has been there since 2008. He's 48-20. Never a season with less than 9 wins. Since 2008, Nebraska has the 12th best record in all of FBS. How is this mediocre?

Nebraska is trending right now to never be anything more than a team that will more than likely end up in the mid to latter part of the top 25 every year but never be in the discussion. Fans here want more than that. We don't have much here and what we do have is considered a joke nationally


I mean UCLA is trending upward and I think Mora is a good coach but they probably aren't in the discussion and they came to Lincoln and beat the hell out of them. This after they got destroyed in a conference title game by a Wisconsin team they had already beaten
 
2013-09-17 11:03:17 AM  
As a Ohio University Alum, Nebraska is more than welcome to hire Frank back.
 
2013-09-17 11:05:17 AM  

APO_Buddha: As a Ohio University Alum, Nebraska is more than welcome to hire Frank back.


The hell is wrong with you? Solich is the second-most successful coach we have had in the program's history.
 
2013-09-17 11:06:42 AM  

Dr J Zoidberg: kidgenius: Dr J Zoidberg: Mentat: Dr J Zoidberg: Bo's not getting fired this year. He has one loss against a good opponent on a relatively weak schedule this year. There are 9-10 wins there. And if he were to be fired the boosters here have no issue ponying up big money for the right coach.

They could get someone decent, but in a year where Texas and USC are open (and could be in a bidding war with Alabama for Saban), Nebraska is the odd man out.  It ain't 1985 anymore.

I'm well aware of where Nebraska's stock is at. and that's part of the reason why fans are calling for his head. they're tired of seeing the same season from year to year, they're tired of being mediocre. it's annoying seemingly making no progress from year to year when programs like A&M go from mediocre to top 10 in less than 2 years with the right coach

Pelini has been there since 2008. He's 48-20. Never a season with less than 9 wins. Since 2008, Nebraska has the 12th best record in all of FBS. How is this mediocre?

Nebraska is trending right now to never be anything more than a team that will more than likely end up in the mid to latter part of the top 25 every year but never be in the discussion. Fans here want more than that. We don't have much here and what we do have is considered a joke nationally


Like I said before, if your definition of success is one that 119 teams will fail to meet every year, you're probably going to be disappointed a lot.
 
2013-09-17 11:06:56 AM  

varmitydog: Aye, I agree 100%. I still remember the way the totally classless Nebraska fans whined when Florida State beat them in the national championship game in 1994 at the Orange Bowl. Nasty, obnoxious, condescending jerks, the lot of them.  And their coach, Osborne. What a damned phony.  Ain't no wonder that the Nebraska fans loved the guy, he played those assh*les like a fiddle, with his "I'm all about integrity" facade while he made snide little remarks like Nebraska had just gotten the shaft, inciting the Nebraska followers to new lows of whininess. What a no class POS that guy was.  This underhanded bullsh*t might have come directly from his office, it's got his style written all over it.


lol, you sound like the fan of a team that routinely got biatch slapped by Nebraska back in the day.  Or maybe just a Gators fan still butt-hurt over that game down in Tempe.  62-26, stick that score on your visor, Spurrier!
 
2013-09-17 11:14:45 AM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Nebraska is trending right now to never be anything more than a team that will more than likely end up in the mid to latter part of the top 25 every year but never be in the discussion. Fans here want more than that. We don't have much here and what we do have is considered a joke nationally


Historically, Nebraska has 858 wins, 354 losses, and 40 ties. Throwing out the ties, that's right at a .701 winning average. The Cornhuskers are 24-25 in bowl games.

Pelini has coached 72 games at Nebraska. They've won 51 of them. That's a .708 winning percentage. He's coached in 5 bowl games, and won two of them.

A 71% winning percentage and losing one more bowl game than you've won is not a statistical anomaly at Nebraska. Rather, it's exactly what the program is. It's as close to average Nebraska as is realistically statistically possible. It's exactly what the program says it should be.
 
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