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Bo Pelini: 'If they want to fire me, go ahead'

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08:55 AM ET 11.30 | Bo Pelini entered Friday needing a win against Iowa to assure himself of another season as the Huskers' head coach. While a loss to his team's designated Thanksgiving week rival wouldn't assure him of a termination, a 38-17 blowout loss coupled with multiple instances of Pelini's apparent quick temper could make his exit just a little bit more likely. And while a terse halftime exchange with ESPN's sideline reporter followed by a personal foul for throwing his hat at an official do seem to fit that bill, those dustups only set the stage for Pelini's postgame. And when discussion turned to his hot-seat status, Pelini remained fiery: "If they want to fire me, go ahead. I believe in what I have done and I don't apologize for anything I have done."

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November 30, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Bo knows.

Or it is Bo blows?

Spews is more like it.

November 30, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Nice knowing you Bo...

November 30, 2013  09:16 AM ET

I saw a report that it would cost the Huskers some $20 million plus to can him. If that is correct, he stays.

November 30, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Well, they extended his contract last year and he is signed for $3 million a year through 2017. For $12 million coming your way to stay home the next four years? Yeah sure, go ahead says he.

November 30, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I saw a report that it would cost the Huskers some $20 million plus to can him. If that is correct, he stays.

He is not a going anywhere. To be fired and still owed $17 million one year after getting that new extended contract would make a certain AD who gave him that deal look stupid for doing it, and that is not going to happen.

November 30, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I saw a report that it would cost the Huskers some $20 million plus to can him. If that is correct, he stays.

One of the sportswriters said it was a 9 mil buyout on a total 20 mil contract

November 30, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bo knows.Or it is Bo blows?

More like

Bo's Bro knows blow.

November 30, 2013  09:32 AM ET

On a semi-related note, Greg Davis 9-2 against COC and 5-0 in Lincoln

November 30, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

One of the sportswriters said it was a 9 mil buyout on a total 20 mil contract

Saw your Dragons lost a close one to Trinity yesterday...first time Trinity has ever beaten SLC.

Did you go to the game?

November 30, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Saw your Dragons lost a close one to Trinity yesterday...first time Trinity has ever beaten SLC.Did you go to the game?

Yeah, frustrating loss. Had control of the game until a fumble late in the 4th that led to the TT go ahead touchdown. Agnew played good enough to win. Getting a lot of UTx luv.

And, every time I go to the Deathstar, I hate it more.

November 30, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

...Or it is Bo blows?

I wonder about Bo P's aberrant behavior, DC. Can't help but wonder if he's not in cadence with the Bolivian marching powder like his brother. COC may be looking at a 'for cause' angle to fire him. He'd better watch his six.

November 30, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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One of the sportswriters said it was a 9 mil buyout on a total 20 mil contract

Read $7.5 million plud $150,000 for bowl game even if he is not the coach. $150,000 for every remaining game of the contract. Ties him with Gene Chizik buyout from Auburn if it happens.

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November 30, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Following in Dr. Toms footsteps we will now know him as Senator Bo Pelini from Nebraska.

November 30, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I wonder about Bo P's aberrant behavior, DC. Can't help but wonder if he's not in cadence with the Bolivian marching powder like his brother. COC may be looking at a 'for cause' angle to fire him. He'd better watch his six.

He sure shows characteristics/signs of drug use that we were taught to look for in students, huh Harely?

November 30, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nice knowing you Bo...

I think he wants to be fired and paid to sit around. Resign and he likely gets nothing.

November 30, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nice knowing you Bo...

I think he wants to be fired and paid to sit around. Resign and he likely gets nothing.

November 30, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Following in Dr. Toms footsteps we will now know him as Senator Bo Pelini from Nebraska.

ROFLMAO...that's cornhead heresy right there. Heresy I say.

November 30, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I think he wants to be fired and paid to sit around. Resign and he likely gets nothing.

They could offer some percentage owed to him for his resignation also.

 
November 30, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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He sure shows characteristics/signs of drug use that we were taught to look for in students, huh Harely?

Bo's behavior on the sidelines and at the postgame presser were disturbing, to say the least.

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