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08:24 AM ET 11.22 | Bo Pelini may be in trouble with more than his school's chancellor -- such as answering to rumors that star freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez quit the team. Word began to spread Sunday evening of a Martinez-Nebraska split. By 9 p.m., the quarterback's name ranked as the No. 1 trending search topic nationally on Google.com. Pelini, reached by phone, said Martinez remained a part of the team. Asked if any issues might jeopardize Martinez's status for the Huskers' regular-season finale, Friday at Memorial Stadium against Colorado, Pelini only reiterated his initial comment. "He's still on the team," Pelini said. Martinez's father, Casey Martinez, declined to comment Sunday.

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November 22, 2010  08:36 AM ET

He hasn't been learning player conduct from VY, has he?

November 22, 2010  09:06 AM ET

I was wondering when Pelini and the incident on the bench was gonna make the truth & rumors page. I have no idea why he was screaming at the kid, but he had no business poking him in the chest like he did. Pelini is in dire need of anger management classes. The guy looks like a mess on the sidelines.

November 22, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Go ahead Bo, shoot your wounded. Pelini totally lost it Saturday night. Being intense and passionate is good but you've got to stay in control. IMO many of the penalties were a result of the players taking a cue from the coach.

November 22, 2010  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I was wondering when Pelini and the incident on the bench was gonna make the truth & rumors page. I have no idea why he was screaming at the kid, but he had no business poking him in the chest like he did. Pelini is in dire need of anger management classes. The guy looks like a mess on the sidelines.

Yeah, I never understood what he was mad about.

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November 22, 2010  09:42 AM ET

This rumor is not true.

November 22, 2010  09:43 AM ET
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+1. Indeed. My admiration for Bo dropped several points in the A&M game. True, there were several questionable calls by the officials that ramped up Coach Pelini's frustrations. A top 10 national ranking was on the line, too. That added up to tremendous pressure for Bo. However, taking your frustrations out on your players on the sidelines in a nationally televised game is just wrong. Not only did Bo look like a mess on the sidelines, but in my opinion his rantings made his team visibly wilt late in the game. Losing control of yourself is no way to coach.And even though I'm a Buckeye homer, I also have to add that Bo looked like another chip off the old Woody.

He played under Earl didn't he? I don't ever remember Earl losing it.

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November 22, 2010  09:51 AM ET
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And even though I'm a Buckeye homer, I also have to add that Bo looked like another chip off the old Woody.

You know Harley, another point to be made (and I am a homer too) is that even though I have had my gripes about Vest (predictable play calling, playing not to lose ...see USC game in Cols) through the years, I have always, always been proud of the way he conducts himself personally, the self-effacing manner with which he dispatches his duties as head coach and the way he always takes the high road on every scenario and situation that he is confronted with. He is a principled man in an unprincipled environment. That he is our coach and has carried himself with honor and dignity has made me proud to be a Buckeye.

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November 22, 2010  09:53 AM ET
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Correct. A little play on words and an allusion to the 'other' Bo.

Shwoooot ...right over the top of my head. :)

November 22, 2010  09:56 AM ET

By the way since it is Michigan week, here is a little something for everyone:


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November 22, 2010  09:59 AM ET
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You know Harley, another point to be made (and I am a homer too) is that even though I have had my gripes about Vest (predictable play calling, playing not to lose ...see USC game in Cols) through the years, I have always, always been proud of the way he conducts himself personally, the self-effacing manner with which he dispatches his duties as head coach and the way he always takes the high road on every scenario and situation that he is confronted with. He is a principled man in an unprincipled environment. That he is our coach and has carried himself with honor and dignity has made me proud to be a Buckeye.

though I'm a USC fan I would agree with you... SC needs a coach like that now...

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November 22, 2010  10:08 AM ET
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Yeah, I never understood what he was mad about.

REALLY, are you being serious right now. You really do not know why Pelini was mad.

November 22, 2010  10:09 AM ET
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though I'm a USC fan I would agree with you... SC needs a coach like that now...

I would agree. I have never been a Kiffin fan and a program like USC deserves much better.

November 22, 2010  10:10 AM ET
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REALLY, are you being serious right now. You really do not know why Pelini was mad.

Husker, I think he means mad at Martinez but I could be wrong. Clearly the # of penalties and some of the calls were enough to set off anyone.

November 22, 2010  10:17 AM ET
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Husker, I think he means mad at Martinez but I could be wrong. Clearly the # of penalties and some of the calls were enough to set off anyone.

Well the Martinez thing is bc he tossed his helmet in the bench area, then he refused to take a cart to the training room, and last Martinez was texting his father before he got any treatment on his ankle in the training room. I think all 3 of those are pretty good reasons to get mad a player that just me and I guess Pelini.

November 22, 2010  10:22 AM ET

*at

 
November 22, 2010  10:30 AM ET

I didn't witness the "Pelini" incident with my own eyes, but I have to ask the question: When did coaches shouting at their players in-game become such a taboo? There was a time when coaches across America did it every Saturday and Sunday.

Some of the greatest coaches ever chewed their players' heads off on a regular basis. Lou Holtz used to go berserk if a player talked back at him during a game. I remember one time watching on television where a player got in his way while he was screaming at another player, and Holtz grabbed the player (who had to be a foot taller and 200 lbs heavier) by his shoulder pads and shoved him aside. Not a peep was made in the media about it. And it was on National Television!

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