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Pelini blasts 'mentally weak' team

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08:21 AM ET 03.11 | What a difference seven days makes. A week ago, there was dancing after a Husker football practice. Um, no such thing this Saturday. Just a ticked-off coach. "What I watched was a mentally weak football team, a bad football team, especially on the defensive side of the football," Husker coach Bo Pelini said. ... It was Nebraska's fifth practice of the spring, and first on back-to-back days. There was some scrimmaging. Pelini apparently saw nothing he really liked. The struggles weren't about youth and experience, the coach said. Just about a team not being strong enough to show fight. "It's a mentally weak football team," Pelini said. "Guys gave in and didn't feel like practicing. I'm ashamed of what I just watched."

Lincoln Journal Star

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March 11, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Whom hasn't Pelini "Blasted"?

LUS>Arky

LAST day to pay the man......

I<3 Corndogs!!

March 11, 2013  09:54 AM ET

What say just sayin?

March 11, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Says a mentally weak coach...

March 11, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What say just sayin?

I can't imagine how many current recruits out there think this guy is not for them. Just seems like an ahole across the board

March 11, 2013  10:35 AM ET

I lift things up and put them down...

March 11, 2013  10:42 AM ET

This should help recruiting.

March 11, 2013  11:16 AM ET

You're all worthless and weak! Now drop and give me twenty!!!

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March 11, 2013  12:45 PM ET

Pelini was just the start, they got an earful from every coach on the defensive side of the ball and then they had a defensive meeting and it has all created some unity they have been lacking, it's what helps build good teams and weeds out ****...

March 11, 2013  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I can't imagine how many current recruits out there think this guy is not for them. Just seems like an ahole across the board

Exactly! Just don't think he cuts it as a HC!

March 11, 2013  03:09 PM ET

As a loyal Husker I must remind the coach that he was hired for his defensive mind, and the first years looked good because he had Suh... The years after Suh have shown a weakness in defensive coaching. Bo, after having a poor showing one week and a good one the next said.. "Some of you thought I forgot how to coach a defense." and then went out the next weeks to prove he really had forgot.

March 11, 2013  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You're all worthless and weak! Now drop and give me twenty!!!

About that pledge pin....

March 11, 2013  04:30 PM ET

Some are great coordinators but not great head coaches. Maybe Bo fits in that category. He was a good defensive coordinator at LSU.
Hope he can turn things around so he can keep his job at Nebraska.
I still remember back when the recruits all wanted to go to Nebraska.

March 11, 2013  07:33 PM ET

Yeah, it's not anything to do w/ the coach being a doofus, huh? Go ballistic, show your spazzout nature, Bo, you will never win a national title let alone a B1G crown.

March 11, 2013  07:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

As a loyal Husker I must remind the coach that he was hired for his defensive mind, and the first years looked good because he had Suh... The years after Suh have shown a weakness in defensive coaching. Bo, after having a poor showing one week and a good one the next said.. "Some of you thought I forgot how to coach a defense." and then went out the next weeks to prove he really had forgot.

Kind of reminds one of Mike Stoops, doesn't it? ; )

March 11, 2013  10:42 PM ET

Players who are mentally weak, and a head coach who is mentally unstable. Now THERE'S a program headed in the right direction, lol.

Does ANYONE really take Bo Pelini seriously anymore?

March 12, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Some are great coordinators but not great head coaches. Maybe Bo fits in that category. He was a good defensive coordinator at LSU. Hope he can turn things around so he can keep his job at Nebraska. I still remember back when the recruits all wanted to go to Nebraska.

We'll see how old Muschamp does with his talent leaving as well. Another LSU defensive grad...

 
March 12, 2013  03:36 PM ET

Time for him to take his show on the road out of town.

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