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Ronald R. Bridegam:
November 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm
Dear spoiled brats, if you all know so much about coaching a football program why are you not coaching? If you are not going to support the team and their coaches why are you going to the games? No know is making you go. Stay at home so true fans can have a chance to buy your season tickets. Go Big Red and good luck team and all of our coaches in the bowl game.
November 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm
Many nu fans ONLY care about winning---spoiled brats!
November 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm
AMEN!! Could not have said it better myself Mr. Bridegam. It makes you wonder though, why they won't go get a head coaching job :) .
November 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm
I, too, have to agree. Bo Pelini's record would be the envy of 90% of coaches in the country, and their programs. We at Nebraska, and I include myself, are a bit spoiled and want to be in the National Chamo]pionship race every year. Please don't forget the other things about the NU program that reflect on Bo: the players are getting very good grades; graduation rates of our football players is the envy of other programs; and when was the last time you read about a football player getting in trouble with the law? Also, watching our defense in the second half of the year, with so many true and redshirt freshmen, the future looks bright. Let's give Bo another year or two before we try to drive him out of town on a rail.
November 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm
I guess I've always thought Nebraska was in the top 10% of college programs out there. I don't see too many trophies for 9 wins. When Nebraska was reeling off consecutive top ten finishes and conference championships, there was intense pressure to do more. Both Bob and Tom were told to turn it around or leave. Why does this coach feel he's being treated differently from other Nebraska coaches? If he's not being treated differently, then what is different now? Was it wrong to put pressure on Bob and Tom?
November 30, 2013 at 11:46 pm
Ronald I understand your comment, but it's not wise to blindly support anything. While I agree that Bo had a young team and should get more year, I dont think anyone who's objective can say we are a BCS bowl level program the last three to four years. IMO we went from KNOWING we could compete with the best of the best to Hoping we could. That's not progress. I dont expect to win a national title every year but I do expect to legitimately compete every year. Great coaches win against teams that have equal or better talent. Bo's Huskers have been great against teams they are better than but mediocre against teams with similar talent. Every team that uses motion out of the backfield with a mobile QB and makes us tackle in space or runs a lot of stretch plays names their score against us! Bo's a defensive guru by trade but the D hasnt been good since Suh left. So either Bo and staff needs to recruit better players or tweak the scheme or let someone else lead the program. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.
December 1, 2013 at 4:45 am
Daniel Conner -well said, the fans need to be reminded it is all about the young players - not the fans. It is great fun and excitement winning championships, but that is not the life lessons these men are learning. Should we fire everyone in corporate America if you don't rise to CEO in a couple of years? then would you fire the CEO because he only make more money that most of the fortune 500 - get a grip NU fans. Remember what this game is all about. Celebrate those moments like a hail mary game winning touchdown pass - that was beautiful
November 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm
The local writers, specifically the World Herald writers should all be ashamed of themselves for the firestorm they singlehandedly created about Coach Pelini. Their words have all season ignited controversy and innuendo where there wouldn't have been any otherwise. They should all apologize to Bo for what they put him through tis season, and thank The Lord above that they aren't scrutinized so severely in their own jobs. Bo, there are tons of us who love and respect you and the work you do for our Husker players. GBR!
November 30, 2013 at 10:46 pm
Agreed, Mary. If you're going to try to kill the king, you better make sure you kill the king. This whole frenzy was created and perpetuated by the World Herald. Maybe we should create a frenzy to fire all the sports writers at the newspaper to let them know how it feels. But, if they all quit tomorrow, no one would notice.
November 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm
The constant negativity hurts everyone associated with the football program. It probably is causing good recruits to stay away from Nebraska because too many people believe what they read and hear, not knowing it isn't true.
David Robert Harding:
December 1, 2013 at 2:17 am
Give me a break. Bo is paid 3 million dollars a year, is the face of the Univ. and the state for heaven's sake, and he acts like a child on the sidelines, cusses out the fans and the refs -- I have never seen a top tier coach act like he does, ever. If I was paid 3 million dollars for my job I would sure as heck expect to be scrutinized the way Bo is. EVERY coach at a big-time school is scrutinized like this, and none of them act the fool like Bo does.
December 1, 2013 at 6:42 pm
Mary, this firestorm was created by Pelini himself, with his inability to coach his team to play competitive football. If he wins games like he is supposed to - or even puts together a team that can stay on the field with anyone decent, none of this is story. But he can't do that, because of his obvious inadequacies. We used to be great but are now no better than anyone......and now worse than even Iowa. Think about that for a minute. Pelini wants people of his back, then figure out how to win. Pretty simple.
December 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm
What a true display of "Nebraska values"! When things don't go your way, blame the officials, the other coach, the media, the players, and question the loyalty of the fans
December 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm
David Robert Harding
Amen David Robert
November 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm
If NE is satisfied with mediocrity then Bo's your man...He doesn't have any stake or heart for the NE program...He goes thru the motions but doesn't show he really cares...He doesn't care if he gets fired...shoot! he will take his millions and go home..somewhere he'd rather be..not with stupid fans from NE...He's giving NE football and the school a bad name...He can take the A.D. with him...
November 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm
I think we are going to be GOOD next year!! Seasoned team with lots of talent returning...A defense that gets better every play. Abdullah and the backs will rush for a ton of yards and Tommy will be just fine. A much more balanced and solid team. And they youth will have evaporated as will the turnovers. NO WAY can we ever have that many kids hurt in a season...and that many turnovers again....Fluke season....and we still went 8-4. I'm already excited for the next season!!
John Michael Sorick:
November 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm
We've had that many turnovers in every season under Pelini and he has only had one season where he finished with a positive turnover margin thanks to his highly conservative offense (2009). Besides blind faith, What makes you think that next year will be the year he magically fixes it? When a coach drastically under-performs four straight seasons I find it's difficult to have any expectations that things will be different, especially when he can't even make necessary staff changes. And 8-4 in a league this bad (and yes, the Big Ten is easily the worst power conference by a mile) is nothing to celebrate, regardless of injuries. We were lucky to only have lost by 21 points to Iowa yesterday and it's sad that the fans find games like this and Pelini's constant embarrassing antics acceptable.
December 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm
John Michael Sorick
Jae Bambambadger Danso-Danquah:
December 1, 2013 at 10:40 am
The rest of the big ten agrees with SE.....
I guess many want mediocrity no conference championship home blowouts tantrums and excuses.
3-4 losses next year with a good round of excuses
December 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm
I think it was more a financial decision than anything. Bo Pelini Friday- "I don't apologize for anyone". BO pelini Saturday- "I apologize for my actions yesterday". LMAO!!
December 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm
And...I have a hunch that Eichorst tested the waters and just couldn't/didn't get a big enough name interested. Just a gut feeling, could be wrong.
December 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm
@ Jae - we now know that such behavior is not limited to the self - proclaimed "greatest fans" anymore!
November 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm
I'm glad that Bo is staying. You have to be careful what you wish for did you forget the Callahan era. I agree with Bo that the call was chickenshit it seems like the officials this year are horrible and making a point in there calls. Officials should not be the determining factor in a game.
November 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm
There's absolutely no reason to assume that if we fired Pelini we would end up with a coach anywhere near what Callahan was. That is one of the top two or three dumbest arguments I've heard from fans who think Pelini shouldn't be fired. Our fan based has grown so pathetic that we will stick with mediocre football because we think it's safe. Give me a break.
Sonia Rebecca Lewis- Longsworth:
December 1, 2013 at 7:14 am
He is an embarrassment not fit to represent our classy and respectful program
December 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm
WHAT "classy and respectful" program?!? Such a program has NEVER existed here within "husker nation"!
November 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm
Bo is going to win the National Championship next year. Mark it down!
Shelly-Sherm Mowery Rhoten:
December 1, 2013 at 1:30 am
Not so sure about that - but I love your attitude!
December 1, 2013 at 2:18 am
Hahahahahaha. That's a joke.
December 1, 2013 at 6:21 pm
when did Nebraska legalize marijuana?
December 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm
Did you not pick up on "Don's" last name? Duh!!!!!
December 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Wow! I always knew that the self - proclaimed, "greatest fans" were delusional, but this tops all!
November 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm
Bo P will surpass Devaney and Osborne when all is said and done.
December 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm
He already has with bad manners
December 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm
He already lowered himself far more than they did when he quit a good, reputable, respectable, college football powerhouse program (LSU) just to coach the Nebraska cornholers and the blackskirts!
December 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm
Even though I have to suck it up I can handle the on field play, but Fridays press conference did not exhibit the class that we like to know as Nebraska footballs. Bo was under stress? Ya maybe so but that's why he paid the big $$, stress comes with the job. Not saying he should be fired, however, I think we need to hear from AD that that type of behavior is not acceptable, unless of course we have now accepted that fact that it is, if so, we can teach all of our future football fans, players and coaches that calling something they don't like "Chickenshit" is OK. In fact why not put it in the program and on the big screen, make a cartoon show a chicken craping on a ref, let's get everyone in the stadium to holler it together when they see something they don't like.
Osborne has decreed that his puppet, Shawn Eichorst was correct in retaining his other puppet, Bo(zo) Pelini ! The self-proclaimed, "greatest fans" must accept that. Doing so should be not pose a problem; Osborne could drop his pants, say, "pucker up" and you people would hold a lottery!
December 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm
Before you all think only Nebraska fans make these comments, I read the Detroit Free Press after our win at Mich and the fans up there all said the same thing. He can't coach, cant recruit, can make a good decision, etc etc. I thought I was reading the OWH. So lets everyone relax and enjoy the excitement of winning and hold up a group of young men when we lose.
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