Published Monday, September 16, 2013 AT 12:46 PM / Updated at 10:01 PM
Pelini on Tommie Frazier: “We don’t need him”
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was asked Monday about former quarterback Tommie Frazier’s critical comments about the team following Saturday’s loss to UCLA.

Frazier, who was honored on the field at halftime for his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, said online after the game that Nebraska should fire several of its defensive coaches following the poor performance.

Pelini said he had heard about the tweet and that his coaching staff and the administration were doing all they can to win. Pelini says he’s embraced former players.

“We have a staff, players and administration — everybody here — who’s busting their butt to do everything we can to win football games and to do everything we can for student-athletes,” Pelini said. “Since I came back here, I’ve embraced the former players, and if he feels like that, so be it. We don’t need him. That’s a shame. Until you’ve sat in this seat — until you’ve sat and done it — anybody can have an opinion. Anybody can do that. It’s easy to point fingers and stand outside and throw stones. I take it for what it is.”

Here’s the video of Bo’s response:

And here’s Frazier’s full post from Saturday night:

“After letting it sink in for about 4 hours I still struggling. It’s time to get rid of the defensive play caller, the Dc, lb dl and db coaches. I hate saying this but this crap is getting old. How in the hell do you not make adjustments or put your players in the position to compete? If this is what is going to happen for the remainder of the season, count me out. I don’t care if we lose a game but the way we are losing is just not what #Nebraska fans deserve. I have fought, bled, and cried over this program. I didn’t do all that for the program to become what it has today. Time for change! I will comment about the offense this week on Tommie’s X’s and O’s. Trust me you don’t want to miss it. #Huskers”

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