Before the season started I wrote an article asking writers from around the nation to give me their perception of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. Last night I reached out to some colleagues to see what they thought of him and the reactions of Husker fans after audio from two years ago with Pelini saying unfavorable things about Husker fans was leaked. Here are their responses.
Carlos Sandoval of GoJoeBruin.com: Nebraska fans are expecting too much. Pelini isn’t a legend but fans get upset over ten-win seasons and that seems unreasonable.
Michael Natelli of ScarletAndGame.com: Pelini’s known for getting very animated, so this shouldn’t come as an incredible surprise. However, it seems like it was behind closed doors that he said this, and who knows what other coaches have said in the locker room or in a team meeting that was or wasn’t picked up by a tape recorder. I’m obviously not happy to hear this news if I’m a Cornhusker fan, but at the same time, I’d take it with a grain of salt seeing as for every one guy that gets caught, there’s several that got away with it.
Jack Jorgensen of ChopChat.com: I’m not so much concerned with what happened on that tape because, let’s be honest, we don’t know what happens behind closed doors with a lot of high-profile head coaches. This was just a case of someone so bitter with Pelini after today’s earlier events that they leaked some dirty info.