The Damore’ea Stringfellow Saga will…not…die. Cliff’s Notes version: Former Washington wide receiver looks to transfer elsewhere with the Huskers’ hometown looking like the obvious choice.
He comes to Lincoln, signs papers that bind him to nothing then meets up with momma at Ole Miss and subsequently yells “Hotty Toddy!” Okay, fine, weird things happen in recruiting/when it comes to transfers.
Big Ten media days come around and Husker Illustrated writer Michael Bruntz gets curious which leads him to ask Pelini the same question I probably would’ve: What happened, coach?
“Read between the lines,” Pelini said. “I think we all know what happened in that situation.”
I see. Let’s not pretend talk of schools paying recruits doesn’t happen and suspicion about Ole Miss’ sudden juggernaut ability in that area of their program hasn’t raised eyebrows, even among fellow SEC members (and that’s saying something).
I’m not suggesting that’s the case here, either.
Pelini was then asked about the frustration of parents steering their children towards one particular school.
“Especially when it’s a clueless parent.”
Uh huh. Okay, so clearly coach Pelini hasn’t let that go (not blaming him, by the way). Coach Bo got to vent and we can all move along-oh wait, no we can’t.
Hugh Kellenberger, an Ole Miss beat writer for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger tweeted that on August 1, Freeze responded via tweet:
“I think it’s bad form … we’re colleagues and in this together. I reached out to him, actually, and said, ‘If you have something I don’t know, please call me.” Pelini did not respond, Freeze said.
Nebraska fans know Pelini, but coach Freeze isn’t exactly a guy to back away from a fight. He’s got that scrap, much like his Big Red counterpart.
Didn’t think much of it until today when Corn Nation’s Brian Towle tweeted this:
Well, this is the first print media guide I have gotten ever…. Guess they like the pub I have given them? pic.twitter.com/G3sYj4VDYP
— Brian Towle (@btbowling) August 4, 2014
I found this pretty funny and simply coincidential until I went out to check my mail about ten minutes later and found the exact same thing waiting for me.
Again, coincidence? Maybe, but I can’t help shake the idea that Freeze is doing something amazing.
He’s trolling the Huskers. Hard.
Not only do I think he doing it, he’s doing it in a way where, if Pelini did it, it would break Twitter again. He’s making sure that Pelini sees it, hears about it and is constantly reminded about it.
I find this really interesting, because if Pelini doesn’t want to talk to you, as Nebraska fans have learned, he will not talk to you.
Freeze may be trying to poke the bear to get a response.
While what Pelini said wasn’t the best answer to the Stringfellow situation, what Freeze may get as a result if (note the emphasis) he is trying to get the head coach of the Huskers’ attention will be worth keeping to Twitter for.
There’s a fair amount of Husker fans who don’t back Pelini as a coach, but they’ll fall in line to defend Nebraska, whomever her coach may be. One of my Twitter followers may have devised the perfect solution.
— Brent Parsons (@_baparsons) August 5, 2014
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