You can have some of the greatest seasons while being a Head Coach, but if you cannot advance your team why keep you? That was the decision behind the firing of Nebraska’s football program just a few minutes ago. Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said in a statement Sunday morning that Head Coach Bo Pelini had been fired. There is a press conference scheduled for later today at 1p.m. where Eichorst will address the media.
“Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction,” Eichorst said in a statement. “Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football program’s transition to the Big Ten Conference. We wish Coach Pelini and his wonderful family all the best and thank him for his dedicated service to the University.”
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have had a winning season with Head Coach Bo Pelini. Bo Pelini had a 7 year contract and held a record of 67-27 and is third overall behind Tom Osborne and Bob Devaney. But what was most important was the fact that Pelini’s record of 9-16 when it came time to move forward for a championship. Bo Pelini got the Cornhuskers a conference title three times, but was not able to advance from there.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman agreed with Shawn Eichorst decision to make a change. “I am confident that Shawn will find the best coach, teacher and for for this University and our football program” Perlman went on to wish Bo and his family all the best.