There hasn’t been more pressure on a Big Ten coach this season than Bo Pelini at Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers finished the season 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the conference. After the a loss in the regular-season finale against Iowa, Pelini said, “If they want to fire me, go ahead.”
He wasn’t fired, but he knows that his team needs to improve for his long-term stability.
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