Published Monday, January 6, 2014 AT 10:18 PM / Updated at 11:08 AM
Bo Pelini wants his cat back from Faux Pelini, and Twitter loves it
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

@FauxPelini, a popular Twitter parody account of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, has 3,680 tweets, more than 64,000 followers and a popular fake photo of the coach holding a cat with a Christmas hat on.

Finally, during the BCS Championship Game, the real Pelini decided he’d been silent long enough. The Nebraska coach tweeted at his faux self — asking for his faux cat back — and followers of both Pelini accounts went wild; the coach’s tweet picked up nearly 9,000 retweets in three hours. The conversation:

Faux Pelini explains:

That’s a reference to former Husker defensive coordinator Carl Pelini, who also happens to be Bo’s brother. Faux Pelini likes to joke about Carl.

In November, Pelini said on his radio call-in show that he was aware of the account but doesn’t know who’s running it.

“From what I understand he provides a lot of entertainment for a lot of people,” Pelini said. “So he obviously has a lot going for him.”

This isn’t the first conversation the @FauxPelini account has had with a Husker coach or official accounts. He’s conversed with Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles, the Georgia Athletics account and the accounts for the Gator Bowl and other bowl games. A few of the most notable exchanges:

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