20 responses

  1. Jason
    September 19, 2013

    At first I was angry about the venting and didn’t accept Bo’s apology, but now that TO has spoken and addressed it last year, I have accepted Bo’s apology and ready to move on. What I don’t understand is that any coach should know that when around the media, you ALWAYS have to assume the mic is on, whether privately or in public.

    Go Big Red!

  2. Joe blow (@Huskerstildeath)
    September 19, 2013

    I have so many feelings on this tape and the past week. First, I am glad that the former players have his back. And I more than understand that. I do remember very well that game. I felt a lot of shame for the fans booing the team. I have felt that you can criticizes the coaches all you want, but not the players. For better or worse those guys made the decision to be part of us, part of the Husker family.

    As for Bo and Tommie. Bad, bad, bad move by Bo by saying they don’t need Tommie. Why? Just take the high road. Tommie is a Nebraska legend. The Husker nation will always, always, always have Tommie’s back. Bo needed to pull a Bill Bellichick and said nothing. Tommie has earned more than the right to say what he feels. He too is a fan, and he doesn’t like seeing the Huskers get destroyed yet again on national television.

    Now to the rant. It didn’t offend me. But, the idea that he said this in private is not true. There were several people around. He wanted to spout off and he did. It bit him right back. Now, the person that release the tape is a snake and I hope that person gets frostbite in their privates. But still, you want to vent, do it in your office just by yourself, with no one else around. That was a dumb move by him. As for what he said. The “fair-weather fans” part, well, only in sports can the business provider say that the costumer is wrong or bad. Imagine if you go to a restaurant and you get terrible service, and then you go again the next day, and again you get bad service, wouldn’t you walk away? Why the hell do they need to stay? Bo needed to ask himself, how does he get the fans back, and that is it. What does he need to do to have the fans on his side. Cause let me tell you, I don’t care what sports team it is, if the fans are not with the coaches, that coach is not going to last long.

    As for this season and Bo’s future in Nebraska. I think needs to win the B1G title this season. I really cannot see any other way. And if we go to the Rose bowl and get blown out, then it’s over. He doesn’t have to win the Rose Bowl, but just make a showing. Other than that, I see no way, no way he stays. Imagine the next time we lose a game, the fans are going to go nuts again. Bo is right now on his last leg, and he has no one to blame but himself. If we lose another 2 games before the bowl game, how in the world do you keep him around? How, fans are going to be very, very, very bitter next season.

  3. Ashley Guinan
    September 19, 2013

    Thanks to you 3 and other players who continue to speak their support for Pelini. I know it will go a long way with everyone who makes the decisions.

  4. Keith
    September 19, 2013

    Screw you, Pelini. Your teams are so untrained they can’t run an offense or a defense. They are confused and can’t execute. We’ll suffer more humilating defeafs before the end. We’ll be embarrassed before November, that’s for sure and expect Pelini to continue to lashout at refs , players, reporters and fans. I’m tired of that jerk.

    • Jay
      September 19, 2013

      Let’s face it, Nebraska fans are bigger jerks than Bo at times. The fans got what they deserved. Also, Nebraska fans don’t know what they got in Pelini. If I remember right it took TO a LONG time to win a national championship and there were many people who thought his teams should have been more successful in his early years yet he kept winning 9+ games a season. hmmm, sound familiar?

      I readily admit, that even though the fans deserved to be put in place, Bo absolutely is in the wrong. But don’t think you are above getting talked to like that Husker fans! Sometimes you are straight up idiots towards coaches and players.

      • Joe blow (@Huskerstildeath)
        September 20, 2013

        The Osborne era of only winning 9 games, was when you could only play 12 games the entire season. And he wasn’t getting his head kicked in over and over again. And sorry, things have change from then to now. And now is the key word. Look at Chip Kelly, he had Oregon playing for a National Title pretty quickly, so did Saban. There is zero reason for Husker fans to not expect the same thing. Heck crazy jumping jack enthusiast Muschamp had the Gators playing in a BCS bowl in his second season. This is season six, is one blow out after another. The school has a lot of money, I am very sure we can find a great coach, we won’t be relegated to having to hire the Wide Receivers coach from Navy. As long as the school has all these monies we can be in the hunt.

      • Jay
        September 20, 2013

        I agree with most of what you said. My only response would be that you have to admit that there can only be ONE national champion and most the time it’s going to the school that can get the top recruits in the country. TO had some gems on the team from the walk on program but lets admit it… in todays world (as you mentioned, there’s a big difference between then and now) a walk on program is not going to get you national championships… top recruits are.

      • Jay
        September 20, 2013

        You mentioned Oregon, Florida, Alabama… guess where all the top recruits are going? Not Nebraska… Most likely they will never end up at Nebraska. I believe the top recruits (I’m talking about multiple top recruits) should be heading to Nebraska, but they aren’t, probably never will.

      • Joe blow (@Huskerstildeath)
        September 21, 2013

        Why wouldn’t they? Here is a few facts, Lincoln is a very nice city. Oregon is out in the broomsticks, and Oregon is not getting the top recruits, they do a hell of a job finding the recruits that fit their system. And they exploit their skills and get a lot of wins out of them. Bo and company don’t. Bama gets great players and get the best out of them, and let me tell you, no one in the history of humanity except for a Bama fan has said, “you know for our vacation, lets spend it in Tuscaloosa”, okay. Tuscaloosa is just a city, nothing special, but Saban is a used car salesman, and gets recruits. Gainesville is also in the middle of nowhere, but they get coaches that can recruit. We don’t, why not hire Ron Zook? We actually have a great advantage in being in the middle of the country. We can go north, south, east and west. We need a coach that can sell players into going to Nebraska, but we don’t try it. Hire Gene Chizik, why not? He too can recruit.

        But now, what can we do. Here is a coach that is a raving lunatic, gets his butt kicked in big games, and doesn’t put enough players in the NFL. That’s what recruits are seeing and know of Nebraska. I think it is very simple, Bo, win the B1G go to the Rose Bowl and make a showing, don’t get blown out. And you can’t back in into a B1G title either. You need a total of 12 wins this season and you may just keep your job. If not, time for a new coach. We have a hell of a lot of money. We can get a great coach. But I just couldn’t stomach another year of Bo if we only win 10 games this season. We aren’t going anywhere, he is not the coach that can take us higher.

    • oldbull
      September 20, 2013

      keith look in the mirror for you are the jerk a coach can only teach it is up to the players to execute he does not make the mistakes ,fumbles ,false starts ,bad decisions,missed tackles out on the field players fix these problems we win every time
      no matter who the coach

    • John
      September 20, 2013

      Must not be too tired Keith, to dish out such angst.

      Does anyone know if Will Muschanp has been even remotely close to being as ridiculed for his fiery passion and support for his players?

    • San Diego Sam
      September 20, 2013

      no. they may suffer more defeats. You’re just a fan, there is no “we’ll” in fan. You, most likely never have played D1 football or even high school. so what do you know…

  5. Stephen shoop
    September 19, 2013

    This is a opportunity for NEBRASKA fans to demonstrate to the football world that they are truly the greatest fans. What was done with that recording, after the UCLA debacle, is unacceptable and what Coach Pelini did is forgivable considering the circumstances. I’m not the biggest Pelini fan, but as long as he is coaching THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS I’ll be rooting for the team & him!!! GO BIG RED!!!

  6. Dave
    September 20, 2013

    This is what has stuck in my mind as all of the hullabaloo has unfolded this week. What do all of these young players think of all of this? Not only are they seeing and feeling all of the negativity but they are also seeing someone they see as their leader taking punch after punch in the gut. I think it will be fascinating to see how they (players & coaches) respond for this week’s game. As for the person who released the audio tape…..there was only intention of harm in doing that. Hated watching Olbermann make fun of Bo & the Huskers over the audiotape last night. GBR!

  7. calcornfed
    September 20, 2013

    Time for Bo to go!

  8. Huskerdude
    September 20, 2013

    Sounds to me like Keith was one of the fans Bo was talking about. Everyone acts like Bo was saying FU to all the fans. Noooooo he was not. Personally I don’t mind what he said one bit. Been around the block a time or two and been a husker fan since the 60s. Grow a skin junior, don’t expect that magic formula to start churning out championships overnight. You and your lot are why we went through the Callahan era. Wahhh Wahhh But im BIg Red I deserver to play for the championship every year! We would all like that but some of us live in reality. Hell If we would have left Frank Solich in there we don’t know what may have happened by now. Oh sorry for that cursing but, well it does happen sometimes in the real world.

  9. Husker Fan
    September 20, 2013

    Some people have been saying that Bo isn’t a Nebraskan……here’s my thoughts on Bo’s Comments and why Bo is a Nebraskan.

    First and foremost, like many ardent fans, I’m a native Nebraskan. I was born here, raised here, and educated here. I chose to remain here and be employed by a Nebraska employer. I did not/do not want to leave. I take pride that a portion of my identity is tied to everything I consider “Nebraska”. To me “Nebraska” means strong people: farmers, construction workers, policemen, firemen, doctors, teachers, mechanics, custodians ….all good people who would give you the shirt off their back regardless of race, education, or wealth. When someone says they are from Nebraska…adjectives that instantly pop into my mind include: friendly, morality, faith, fortitude, commitment, devotion, honesty, integrity and passionate. Everything I want to be thought of….everything I want the young men associated with the “Nebraska” Cornhuskers to be.
    Every coach, player, trainer, AD, Chancellor, professor, student, whether native or not…who chose to be a part of the University of Nebraska…..is a Cornhusker. Therefore they are Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska is the adjective that we use to define everyone in this great state. It is the tie that binds us. We are proud Nebraska’s sons chose to stay and we are equally proud that others have chosen to be with us.

    Bo Pelini is not a native Nebraskan. He did not grow up in this state. He hasn’t seen the generations of past Cornhuskers grow up and represent the University of Nebraska. But that doesn’t mean he’s not a Nebraska Cornhusker. The thing about Bo that probably scares him and rest of the state…is that we believe everything he stands for is best summarized by the adjective: Nebraska.

    The honest truth is that sometimes Nebraskans don’t always show our best side. We fight, we argue, we say things we don’t mean. And in most instances, we say them to those that mean the most to us. If you have any feelings for those that mean the most to you…..you have fought the hardest for them and against them. You fight dirty to push them away because they can hurt you the most. They know you and you know them. We’ve all done it. But we’ve also reconciled, moved on and the relationship and respect grew stronger. The key is to learn from it and not let it happen again. An even bigger key is to keep it private…but in this day and age when every cell phone is a built in recording studio….it’s difficult.

    In full disclosure, I too have cursed the play selection, the defense, the game plan, the officiating, the coaches….threatened to never watch another game. I have been a fair weather fan. That doesn’t mean I’m not coming back. It doesn’t mean I don’t support the athletes….it means that in the heat of the moment my pride had been dented and I lashed out. That’s no different than Bo lashing out at me (the fans). I probably deserved it. It’s fair. No hard feelings.

    So where does this leave me. There is no other team I would root harder for than the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Period. There is no coach I want to succeed more than Bo Pelini. And I want him to do it here at Nebraska. Bo is no less Nebraskan or human than anyone in this Cornhusker family.

  10. marty kahn
    September 20, 2013

    1. Remember what happened last time Nebraska fired a coach with a winning record? I do. Bill Callahan happened!
    2. You fire Bo then you need a better candidate that is willing to come to Lincoln (fyi it ain’t Bob Davie or Charlie Weis!)

    3. I played cfb, I coach now. If the home fans boo my kids I am not going to lay down a profanity laced tirade, I am going to meet you in the parking lot…YOU DON’T BOO KIDS! YOU NEVER EVER BOO YOUR TEAM! EVER! THESE ARE AMATEUR ATHLETES! GO BOO IN AN NFL STADIUM AND EVEN THEN IT AIN’T RIGHT! Bo was right to be pissed.

    • Joe blow (@Huskerstildeath)
      September 21, 2013

      Holy cow, can we stop with the “who can we get, who? who would want to come to Lincoln?” Lincoln is not in Syria! Lincoln is God’s country. Lincoln is a better city than Tuscaloosa, fact. So the idea I keep seeing over and over that we are just going to get Cal Poly Tech special teams coach is insane. Bo is getting paid 3 million a year, not a lot of coaches make that. If he was winning more, I guarantee he would be getting 4 million a year, and the school wouldn’t bat an eyelash. Money rules all, okay. We have that resource and we have a hell of a lot of it. We could get a good coach no doubt. And we could get coaches that can recruit. When we had all those great players in the 90′s, it wasn’t like there weren’t maps back then and everyone thought that Nebraska was next to their home state. Okay, Tommie and company knew that Nebraska was far from home, but the coaches prove they could win and get players to the NFL. We don’t do that too well now a days.

      I will agree, you don’t boo our players, for better or worse, they are our Huskers, they are part of our family. They are us, they don’t owe us anything. Never ever, stop showing up and supporting those kids, never ever stop the sellout streak, and never ever boo the players. If the play on the field bothers you, then just don’t applaud, that is all you are allowed to do.

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