Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini on Tuesday again steered clear of commenting at all on the situation in Happy Valley. The Huskers visit Penn State on Saturday for an 11 a.m. CST game.
“I honestly don’t know much about what’s going on there,” Pelini said during the weekly Big Ten teleconference. “I can’t speculate on things I don’t know. It’s not a distraction for our football team. We haven’t talked about it, we won’t talk about it.”
The national media has swarmed State College following the scandal involving former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
The university on Tuesday morning canceled Joe Paterno’s weekly press conference and rumors continue to swirl about Paterno’s future as head coach, a position he has held since 1966. Paterno also did not take part in his scheduled segment of the Big Ten call.
Pelini did comment briefly on the Penn State football team, which currently is 8-1 overall and leading the Leaders Division of the Big Ten at 5-0.
“They’re well-coached,” he said. “They play hard. They’re very sound in what they do, and they have good talent on both sides of the football. They’re a good football team.”