(LINCOLN, Neb.) — Even though the hot seat keeps getting hotter and hotter, Nebraska will retain head coach Bo Pelini according to Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.
Following the team’s 38-17 loss to Iowa on Friday, rumbles about Pelini’s future grew louder as the team clinched an 8-4 regular season record.
“They want to fire me, go ahead,” Pelni said on Friday. “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.”
Despite the crticism of Pelini, Eichorst says he’s sticking around.
“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 statement.
“We very much look forward to our upcoming bowl game and coach Pelini continuing to lead our program in the future.”
Since becoming the head coach of Nebraska in 2008, Pelini has gone 56-24.
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