Nebraska Fires Bo Pelini, Players Vent on Twitter

Despite a 67-27 record, Bo Pelini is out at Nebraska after seven seasons.
Despite a 67-27 record, Bo Pelini is out at Nebraska after seven seasons.

Though he compiled a 67-27 record in seven seasons as Nebraska's head football coach, Bo Pelini was let go by the university's athletic director on Sunday.

Pelini won at least nine games in every season at Nebraska — including a 9-3 record this season — but to the chagrin of Husker fans, his teams consistently came up short when it mattered most.

Since 2008, the Cornhuskers have gone 8-17 against AP-ranked teams, have been winless in conference title games and haven't appeared in a BCS Bowl game. Perhaps the Cornhuskers' most notable performance this year came in a loss to Big Ten West foe, Wisconsin. Nebraska surrendered 408 rushing yards in three quarters to the Badgers' Melvin Gordon, an FBS record at the time.

"We weren't good enough in the games that mattered," athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in a press conference on Sunday. 

Since Pelini's firing, prospects Kendall Bussey, Mirko Jukovic and Stanley Morgan have all decommitted from Nebraska, and a number of current players have taken to Twitter to vent:

Pelini replaced Bill Callahan as Nebraska's coach prior to the start of the 2008 season. Callahan went 27-22 (15-17 in the Big 12) in four seasons before being fired. Assistant Barney Cotton will serve as the interim coach in Nebraska's bowl game.

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