Bo Pelini said Tuesday that he did not know of Nebraska requesting film from Central Florida of its game with Ohio State, but said again that the Huskers have had no trouble with the film it received from the Buckeyes.
“I don’t know anything about that, but we do that a lot, as far as getting film from other opponents and that type of thing,” Pelini said on the Big Ten teleconference. “We didn’t have any issues with the film exchange.”
Central Florida coach George O’Leary told the Rivals’ team site for the Knights that Nebraska “called for our tape.”
“I don’t know what’s going on there,” O’Leary told UCFSports.com. “You’re supposed to show everything. What happened was you’re supposed to show from the huddle out so you see everything taking place. I guess some people are cutting out some motions and things like that. They’re showing the end result, not the beginning of how he got to that.”
There was a flap after the Michigan State-Ohio State game Saturday in which the Spartans said the game film they received from OSU was doctored and did not show all pre-snap shifts and motions.
Asked if NU made the request to Central Florida as a precaution before knowing what it would receive from Ohio State, Pelini said: “I’m not involved in that. That’s video guys.”
Other Pelini comments from his weekly Big Ten teleconference segment:
>> On if this NU team is more mature or better equipped to handle road challenges such as going to Ohio State: “Every week’s different. Every challenge is different. I don’t think it necessarily has to do with where you are, it’s how you play. We know we’re going to have to play our best football on Saturday, playing a real good football team.”
>> On what retiring NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne has meant to him as a coach: “I just appreciate the opportunity Coach Osborne gave me and the support he’s given me while I’ve been here. He’ll be missed. Not just by me, but by everybody associated with our program.”
And more on Osborne, who hired Pelini for his first head coaching job in December 2007:
“He’s been there every step of the way,” Pelini said. “I’ve said it time and time again, he’s always been there to offer assistance when need be, but he’s always been very respectful that I got to do it my way. He’s never been overbearing with it. He’s been very supportive in everything that I’ve been through. And I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
>> Regarding the challenge of defending Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller: “Braxton Miller does a really good job. He’s a real threat to run, pass … they do a lot of different things to feature him. It puts a lot of stress on you. Deservedly so give a lot of credit to Braxton Miller, but first and foremost they do a lot of good things to enable him to make plays and they have a lot of good pieces around him. He’s not out there playing by himself.”