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11/30/2014

Does Bo Pelini need a win at Iowa to keep his job?

55%
Yes WINNER

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45%
No

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55%
Yes

11 Comments
Chris DeBoer
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Chris DeBoer

It was like the article said too many forgettable wins and absolutely embarrassing losses. That culture is part and parcel of what we are now and I do believe that falls to the coaching staff they set culture and kids play for each other and coach. Three losses in a row is too much

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Joel Thornton
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Joel Thornton

The definition of insanity is keeping a mediocre coach year after year and expecting different results. Turns out Bo, our defensive genius, doesn't know defense at all.

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Gordon Sherman
1
Gordon Sherman

Scott Frost...............duh

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Joel Thornton
Joel Thornton

I'm sure Frost is a good O.C., but we need someone who has been a head coach before. Can't afford to have him learn on the job.

Greg Humlicek
1
Greg Humlicek

No, John Papuchis and Tim Beck need a win to keep THEIR jobs. They lose and they need to go! I personally think they need to go regardless of this game.

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Walter Calkins
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Walter Calkins

9 wins would be ok if 8 of them were not really bad tesms.

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H G Keller
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H G Keller

A high dollar football program should produce 10 wins a year. If they don't they are cheating the fans, the school, and the players. Bo is not striving for excellence. If he is he is not getting close and UNL should find a coach who does know how to reach excellence. Everything else will fall into place.

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Jamie Stark
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Jamie Stark

There's no chance at all of him keeping his job if he loses. Still very slim if we win.

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Kevin McDonald
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Kevin McDonald

Another 9-4 season is not going to cut it for the Husker faithful. I will say I was excited when Bo took the reins and the immediate improvement on defense. We have reached a plateau and firmly entrenched in the "also ran" column in the national picture. I have reached the conclusion Bo is not the one to bring us back to national prominence.

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Dalynn Parks
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Dalynn Parks

8-4, crappy record against top 25 (top 10), and a 3 game losing streak, with this easy schedule? Bye!!

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Ron Huffman
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Ron Huffman

The Huskers have no identity. ..Both sides of the ball since having to play quality football teams. ...If the team blew as much steam and attitude like bo does they'd be National title contenders. .

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45%
No

20 Comments
Dan Block
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Dan Block

Bo Just needs the team to play well at Iowa. Be competitive. Bo does need to hire new coordinators to keep his job though. One more thing, can we please get a microphone to the reporters asking the questions at the press conferences? Doesn't seem like that would be too difficult. The answers loose a little bit without hearing the question.

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Visitor
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Visitor

The decision about whether Pelini keeps his job will be based on the body of his work, not one game. Based on the body of his work, I don't think he should be back.

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Dustin Connely
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Dustin Connely

Seriously? You remember Bill Callahan? Do you remember how Dr. Tom couldn't make everyone happy with 9 win seasons? Now.....what is the perception of him? Nebraska fans have been sooooo spoiled (myself included), give Pelini time.

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B1GRedFootball
B1GRedFootball

Really???!!!, Bo's had 7 years. How much time do you think he needs? The Huskers lose and NFL RB and NFL DE to the pros next year. Enough is enough. Take a look at Osborne's record over his coaching career. See many blowouts???

Buster II
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Buster II

First of all, Nebraska can not afford the kind of coach to take them to the promise land. The landscape of college football has changed so much in recruiting, conference changes, and play calling. Allow Bo to adjust and make the kind of changes he needs to do. Do you really want to get another flop like Bill Callahan in here? Stick with Bo, he's closer than ;you think of putting together a championship season. Would be nice if they could GTFO of the Big 10 also. This conference stinks and doesn't attract the kind of recruits needed to compete against the calibers of the SEC and the Big 12.

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Dirk Schlicht
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Dirk Schlicht

Stop this nonsense. It does the kids no good, It does the program no good. It does the coach's no good.

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Christian Bengel
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Christian Bengel

I can't imagine Nebraska firing him after we let Bill Callahan hand us 2 losing seasons. I think at the most, the AD would "suggest" that he seek out better Assistants such as OC and DC changes. Papuchis shows flashes of "getting it", but then reverts to Craig Bohl and Kevin Cosgrove type performances. If the kids aren't getting it, or consistently doing the wrong things, it HAS to be coaching.

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Christian Bengel
Christian Bengel

If Bo could put on the HC and DC caps and get Scott Frost as the OC, I think we'd start in the right direction. Bo has proven to be a great defensive-minded coach and Frost has more than proven his worth as an OC at Oregon...bring that National Champ back home and let him run the offense.

Peter Rygol
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Peter Rygol

Whether he wins or loses on Friday doesn't much matter to me. I'll watch because I love Big Red football for what it was and not for what it has become. The only thing that will get me remotely excited is if the OC & DC, plus a couple of other coaches are replaced, which should have been done last year. But at this point if Bo gets canned, so be it. I really don't care to listen about the process and lack of execution any longer. It's all words resulting in very little action.

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B1GRedFootball
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B1GRedFootball

No, I doubt Eichorst will fire him. However, it could be a different story if the Huskers get blown out in their final 2 games. That would be proof Pelini has lost this team.

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Mike Myers
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Mike Myers

He is a good coach

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Randy Denniston
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Randy Denniston

Bo has the kind of passion and recruiting skills that has and is bringing up our talent level. His weakness is his DC and OC and one or both should be a condition to him staying. The players don't seem to be improving as the season goes on and thats the hands on coaches fault. If Bo is smart he will replace both to upgrade his staff. Frost OC and Muschamp DC and well skyrocket into National prominence.

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Troy Bennett
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Troy Bennett

Nobody wants this job. Coordinators and a handful of position coaches should go. Hire some real coaches instead of your buddies Bo

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Gene Lydick
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Gene Lydick

I don't think it matters the damage has been done.

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B1GRedFootball
B1GRedFootball

I agree. Bo had his shot. Remember Bo sympathizers, he's getting paid multiple millions for this job and had 7 years to make it happen. 7 X 3 million/year = 21 millions bucks. He'll do fine......

Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

I am voting no, simply because I don't think Eichorst has the cajones to fire Bo.

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Josh Smith
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Josh Smith

He was done after the loss to Minnesota.

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Chris Lowe
0
Chris Lowe

He's gone regardless. Time to end this nightmare.

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Lee Gilmore
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Lee Gilmore

Should be gone no matter what.

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Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7

The Illinois game really shook me

9

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7 Comments
John Jordan
0
John Jordan

OU is susceptible to the long passing game. NU pulls out some stops on offense. D keeps it close. OU by 3.

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James Key
0
James Key

Im breaking out my 30yr old Number 7 jersey. Huskers by 7

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

Spencer is a guy who’s easily rattled (get it?) and figures to throw a few picks if pressured. I still think we lose but Huskers can move the ball through the air and force a few TOs to keep this game within 14. Small chance they even pull out the W

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Mark Wane
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Mark Wane

I watched the Tulane game and I think Buffalo is a good team that the D shutdown. Plus I went to school in the 90’s and want us so badly to step up on National tv. We are due!! Skers

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Mick Hanson
0
Mick Hanson

I drink all the Kool-aid, why not?

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Bob Berg
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Bob Berg

Sooner's lose one game mid-season. Why not this one. Hopefully no one showed the Sooner team what Frost and company did to them in '96 and '97. We should play well for 3 quarters then their top guys may take over.

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The Illinois game really shook me

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's likely at some point in the game we'll be down a score or two. Does this team have the mental toughness to fight and mount a comeback or will they fold? I just don't think the team has that kind of confidence in themselves yet.

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

I can’t believe Nebraska fans have fallen so far that they discuss if they can’t beat the spread and not if they can beat OU.

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Terry Busch
0
Terry Busch

they have talent everywhere. We have a tiny bit of talent. It's a talent landslide.

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Sporty361
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Sporty361

No way! IL lost big to an unrated Virginia team. Sooners will do whatever they want to do regarding score. Tired of us ‘rebuilding’ when we can’t beat teams that out recruit us every year. Don’t those teams have to rebuild? Simply put we are either terrible recruiters or terrible developers.

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Larry Smith
0
Larry Smith

Big REd is playing well below the Sooner's level. I just hope they can keep it at the 21 points and not get buried in a ten td avalanche.

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Steve Walker
0
Steve Walker

They are still playing pretty bad. Offensive line is still not blowing anyone off the ball. Defense is still not getting a pass rush. Secondary is not as good as advertised. Hopefully there will be improvement.

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USMC Sully
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USMC Sully

we have been down this road too many times to think otherwise

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Wade Williams
0
Wade Williams

We are not there yet. We put too much pressure on an improving defense. If NU could some how score 40 they might have a chance at the end of the game but....I'll call it 48-27 OU.

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

I believe that means they beat the spread

Bryan Petersen
0
Bryan Petersen

Offensive line had yet to show we can run the ball between the tackles

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Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

No, it's just a distraction

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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No, it's just a distraction

2 Comments
Darrell Bailey
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Darrell Bailey

Lots of teams are doing the exact same thing. Make everyone else accountable before just punishing the Huskers.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

It's just a distraction, but it is the last thing we need right now. The timing of this news is extremely suspicious. Focus on taking care of business on the field and this will be ancient history in a month .

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

Frost is doing everything he can to try to get this program going again. That even means blatantly cheating and trying to cover up his cheating. This isn’t an oopsie, it’s desperation. Same with trying to run away from the OU game. He knows he’s in trouble and he just cost himself his buyout.

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