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Everyone Said The Same Thing About Bo Pelini On Saturday

Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Bo Pelini (center) leads his team onto the field before their game against the Udaho Vandals at Memorial Stadium.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 11: Nebraska Cornhuskers HEad Coach Bo Pelini (center) leads his team onto the field before their game against the Udaho Vandals at Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Idaho 38-17. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

After seven season as head coach, Bo Pelini was fired by Nebraska following the 2014 season. During his time with the Cornhuskers, he never won less than nine games in a single season.

Since Pelini was let go, the Huskers have had exactly one winning campaign, going 9-4 under Mike Riley in 2016. Judging by yesterday's result against Illinois, Nebraska will finish under .500 again in 2021.

While the Huskers were busy falling to the Illini and putting more pressure on Scott Frost, social media was having fun reminding everyone that the university let go of Pelini for, among other things, his inability to win big enough.

Nine or 10 wins seems plenty big at this point.

Look, Pelini certainly had his share of other issues, and this type of criticism of Nebraska is easy, almost too easy. That doesn't mean it is inaccurate though.

Do some Nebraska fans need to adjust their expectations about the ceiling of the program? Probably. But the floor still shouldn't be what it is right now.