Bo Pelini's exit at Nebraska was famously marred by an expletive-laden rant. by the former Cornhuskers coach delivered to his team. That may have occurred a year and a half ago, but Nebraska's outgoing chancellor Harvey Perlman still clearly holds some resentment for his former football coach, and took a big jab at him during his final address on Friday. From Omaha.com:
When the outgoing UNL chancellor gave his final address on Friday, he said, “I’m not going to do a Bo Pelini.”
The audience laughed.
“Do you know what a Bo Pelini is?” Perlman continued. “It is defined in the urban dictionary as an expletive-laced rant expressing outrage on leaving a position you didn’t want anyway.
“Not going to do it.”
Of course, by "not doing it" this way, he pretty much did the same thing as Pelini, just less colorfully. After seven years or nine or 10 wins under Pelini, Nebraska finished 6-7 this year, its lowest total since 2007. While new head coach Mike Riley caught a ton of bad breaks during the season, and seemed to have the team peaking by season's end, which included a huge upset of Michigan State and a Foster Farms Bowl win over UCLA, we're sure there is a fairly big contingent of Nebraska fans that wish Pelini was still on the sideline.