This past weekend , the Nebraska Cornhuskers took on the UCLA Bruins in what turned out to be a complete embarrassment of a game for the children of the corn. The Huskers lost 41-21, letting the Bruins score 31 unanswered points. Nebraska even busted out the ‘blackshirt’ uni’s for the game. That performance was as far away from a Nebraska blackshirt performance as one can get.
This isn’t head coach Bo Pelini’s first dance with non-existent defenses over the last couple of seasons. With my University (Oklahoma) having been in the same athletic conference (Big 8, Big 12) with them for 89-years before they left for the B1G in 2011, I know a little sumptin, sumptin about the Huskers.
I can tell you right off the bat, what ever the hell Pelini is putting on the field in Lincoln, that is NOT Nebraska football. You heard on Monday where apparently he was mad during his weekly conference call. First off, have you never heard of Bo Pelini before because that is his normal state. Secondly, wouldn’t you be mad as hell if you were him, too? You are at one of the most historically-storied college programs in the country and you are insulting the fans by putting that product on the field.
Also on Monday, he does one of the stupidest things he could have done and that was to insult one of the all-time great Huskers, Tommie Frazier. Oh dear, Bo. You might as well have punched a kitten in the face. Apparently Frazier took to twitter to vent his feelings about what was going on with the program. Like everyone else, he wasn’t pleased with Saturday’s game. Pelini goes on to say that he was sorry that Frazier felt that way and…..we don’t need him. TOMMIE FRAZIER! One of the best option quarterbacks to have ever played the game. He won two-consecutive National titles and hold multiple Big 8 awards. To some people, he IS Nebraska football. Good job, Bo.
Well, if he wasn’t already having a banner day, it was about to get worse. Deadspin decided that now was the time to drop a 2-year old sound bite of Pelini saying some unsavory things about the Husker fan base. Here it is, in all it’s glory – its NSFW though so make sure you are in a safe place to listen.
FWIW, Pelini did apologize Monday night:
I want to sincerely apologize for my comments from two years ago which became public today. I take full responsibility for these comments. They were spoken in a private room following the Ohio State game. I was venting following a series of emotional events which led to this moment. That being said, these comments are in no way indicative of my true feelings. I love it here in Nebraska and feel fortunate to be associated with such a great University and fan base. I again apologize to anyone whom I have offended.
I honestly believe it was taken way out of context, but mixed with the game, Frazier comments and the decline of the program, I don’t know if he survives this.
Maybe he can start posing with cats on a full-time basis. I know that would please all of us here at Aerys NCAA.