Asked after Friday’s loss about the status of his job Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini told reporters he had no idea as to his future with the school.
“If they want to fire me, go ahead,” Pelini said after Friday’s loss which resulted in Nebraska finishing the regular season 8-4. “I believe in what I’ve done. I don’t apologize for what I’ve done. I don’t apologize to you. I don’t apologize to anybody.”
Rather then fire Pelini athletic director Shawn Eichrost gave Pelini a vote of confidence on Saturday.
“My approach has always been not to comment publicly about our coaches until their full seasons are complete, as I strongly believe it is unfair and counter to best practices,” Eichorst said in a team released statement. “However, given the volume of unfounded speculation and conjecture about our head football coach, I want to reaffirm what I have said many times since I arrived at the University of Nebraska — that I positively respect, appreciate and support our football student-athletes, coaches and staff, as we do everyone in the Husker family.”
Pelini, 45, is 57-24 since arriving at Nebraska in 2008.
“We very much look forward to our upcoming bowl game and Coach Pelini continuing to lead our program in the future,” the statement said.