Pierson-El pumping life into Nebraska punt returns

One of two things usually happened when Nebraska fielded a punt last year. The return man would either signal for a fair catch, or he would catch the ball and fall forward. There's some excitement in the 24th-ranked Cornhuskers' return game now, thanks to the arrival of De'Mornay Pierson-El. The freshman from Alexandria, Virginia, is averaging 18 yards a return to rank...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bo Pelini Takes Hilarious Selfie With Fan In Classic Stone-Face Form At Coffee Shop

The Nebraska football team is 2-0 through two games, but the most recent Huskers’ win didn’t provide much to be happy about.  Thanks to an incredible touchdown reception by star running back Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska scraped by FCS McNeese State, 31-24. Following the contest, Bo Pelini said the Huskers’ locker room was as somber as he’s ever seen after a victory.  Pelini...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska WR Jamal Turner Tears Achilles

Nebraska escaped a huge upset today by beating 35-pt underdog, McNeese State, in the final minutes of the game. However, the Huskers suffered a huge blow to their offense. Head coach Bo Pelini has confirmed that Jamal Turner has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Jamal Turner suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon (out for year) and Kenny Bell is day to day...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska WRs Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner Both Appear To Be Injured, Out For Second Half Of Game

Nebraska is currently having some difficulty putting away its Week 2 opponent, McNeese State. The Huskers lead the FCS team, 21-14, midway through the contest’s third quarter.  The score of the game isn’t the only problem for Bo Pelini’s team, though. Two of quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s favorite targets–senior wideouts Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner–are both in street...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

@FauxPelini Cracks Twitter Joke About 9/4 Being “Bo Pelini Day”

Under Bo Pelini, Nebraska has lost exactly four games every season dating back to his first year at the helm in 2008. In 2008, 2011, and 2013, Pelini’s Cornhuskers have gone 9-4. This strange consistency has become a running joke among college football fans, and everyone’s favorite Twitter parody account @FauxPelini took the opportunity to make a joke about September 4 being...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. McNeese State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Could week two be reminiscent of week one for the Nebraska Cornhuskers? After throttling Florida Atlantic, 55-7, during their season opener, Bo Pelini and the rest of the Huskers take on another opponent that isn’t exactly a national powerhouse in FCS squad McNeese State. This is the first game of the year for the Cowboys, who went 10-3 during 2013. While the Cowboys are a fine...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Gregory: way more important than Bo Pelini’s cat

(Update: Randy Gregory is doubtful for this week with a knee injury) If you want a great example of how Big Ten Media Day was a ton of talking, but very little, if any actual news, look no further than how much play my question got to Bo Pelini about his cat. Now I love cats as much as the next person, but everybody talked about Pelini’s cat, but no one at all mentioned the actual...
Via The Sports Bank
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini Doesn’t Know If Nebraska Is In The FBS Or The FCS

Most college football fans know the difference between the FBS and the FCS. As a refresher, FBS is the “Football Bowl Subdivision,” and is composed of 125 schools that are eligible to play in bowl games at the end of the season. It also used to be known as “Division I-A.” The FCS is the “Football Championship Subdivision,” used to be known as “Division I-AA,” and...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini Says Star DE Randy Gregory Is ‘Day-To-Day,’ Probably Could’ve Played Yesterday

Despite Nebraska’s blowout victory against Florida Atlantic in the season opener, many Husker fans still had cause for concern at the end of the first Saturday of the college football season.  The team’s star defensive player, defensive end Randy Gregory, played just one series before sitting out the rest of Nebraska’s 55-7 victory with ice taped around his left knee.  Following...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Star DE Randy Gregory Injures Knee, Hasn’t Played Since Huskers’ First Defensive Series

Nebraska’s season opener against Florida Atlantic is going smoothly–the Huskers currently lead the Owls, 24-7–but one of Bo Pelini’s star players might have sustained an injury.  Randy Gregory, a preseason All-American defensive end, seemed to tweak his left knee on the Huskers’ first defensive series of the game. His knee is now wrapped in ice. He’s yet to return to...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Day Goulash: Connor Cook, Bo Pelini, Kliff Kingsbury, and more.

Game Day Goulash - Saturday of Week One. It feels just like the Fourth of July.  Flirting With Disaster.Michigan State starting quarterback Connor Cook dodged the injury bullet Friday night as he led the Spartans to a 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State. (AP/ESPN)Hart to Hart. Former Alabama running back Dee Hart leads new school Colorado State to a 31-17 win over Colorado. ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini: Marijuana use is ‘out of control’ in society

Bo Pelini spoke at the annual Big Red Breakfast on Friday morning and provided more than just his thoughts on the upcoming season. According to Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald, the Nebraska coach somehow went off on a tangent about weed. His basic message was that drugs are very, very bad, mmkay. “It is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini says marijuana is 'out of control' in society

During a breakfast chat Friday morning about Husker football and realted topics, cat-loving Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini drifted into a lecture about the ills of marijuana. According to, Pelini had spent some time discussing challenges facing modern coaches, and what they deal with concerning players, families and backgrounds, when he was asked to elaborate. Pelini said...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini: Weed is “Out of Control” in Society

Bo Pelini has never been one to hold is tongue and that was evident when he went on a tangent about marijuana at a Nebraska function. Here are some quotes courtesy of “Let’s face it, it’s not OK,” Pelini said. “I think everybody that’s our age, my age, hopefully understands that it’s not OK. It’s not good. It’s not good for you. And these kids do it...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Releases ‘It’s Game Week’ Hype Video In Preparation For Season Opener Against Florida Atlantic

Has anyone in college football had a better offseason than Bo Pelini? The Nebraska coach has won the hearts of many throughout the spring and summer months, carrying a cat onto the field during the Huskers’ spring game, live tweeting his trip to an amusement park on July 4, unveiling his team’s new “Red Rising” uniform by wearing it himself, and wishing a heartfelt “get...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are one of just four teams to have won nine or more games in each of the last four years, so put that in your pipe and smoke it haters. OK, that may be a bit strong of a statement, but it does put in to perspective how hard it is to be a consistent winner in college football. On the flip side, Bo Pelini has failed to do something that every other one of the...
Via Talking 10
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini, Cornhuskers send message to ailing young fan Jack Hoffman (video)

When Jack Hoffman, a young Nebraska Cornhuskers superfan, scored on a 69-yard touchdown while being escorted by players during the team’s 2014 spring game, the then-eight-year-old not only ran into the end zone, he ran into the hearts of millions who were perhaps even moved to tears watching the youngster diagnosed with brain cancer realize […] The post Bo Pelini, Cornhuskers...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini, Nebraska players record special video for Jack Hoffman

Jack Hoffman, the 8-year-old Nebraska superfan, got some unfortunate news a couple weeks ago when he learned his cancer had returned. It was a discouraging announcement for the young boy who had been in remission since last October. That still didn't crush Jack's spirit, though. He's a fighter, so much so that he's bonded with the Nebraska football team and head coach...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini, Nebraska Football Sends Heart-Warming Message To Jack Hoffman

Bo Pelini and his Nebraska players sent Jack Hoffman a message of support upon news that the young man was undergoing more treatment.
Via Gamedayr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nebraska football sends message to Jack Hoffman

Earlier this month, we heard the terrible news that 8-year-old Nebraska superfan Jack Hoffman faces another round of chemotherapy or surgery for a brain tumor. While the news was horrible, the way people in the Nebraska community have rallied has been beautiful. One example of this came today, when the school released a video of the Cornhuskers football program sending their support...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bo Pelini Chooses Faux Pelini For ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The bizarre love affair between Nebraska’s Bo Pelini and the man who runs his famous fake Twitter account @FauxPelini continues. Saturday, after Cornhuskers practice, Pelini took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, just as many other coaches in the country have done. When it came time to nominate a few people to carry on the tradition, Pelini targeted Ndamukong Suh, all of the...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska AD backs Bo Pelini, but that’s not the real story

Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic director Shawn Eichorst hasn’t been on the job for even a year, but he’s already had to issue two public statements of support for football head coach Bo Pelini. On Wednesday, Eichorst sat down with two Nebraska newspapers and the AP for a 45-minute interview, and during that time the subject of Pelini’s performance as football head coach came...
Via Talking 10
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst says the football program is stable under coach Bo Pelini. In a 45-minute interview Wednesday with The Associated Press and reporters from the state's two largest newspapers, Eichorst said the program is ''stable'' and the Huskers have a ''seasoned coach who has won a bunch of games.''...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Gregory: actual subject of the Bo Pelini cat question

If you want a great example of how Big Ten Media Day was a ton of talking, but very little, if any actual news, look no further than how much play my question got to Bo Pelini about his cat. Now I love cats as much as the next person, but everybody talked about Pelini’s cat, but no one at all mentioned the actual subject of my my question, the real question, which Nebraska defender...
Via The Sports Bank
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska is hurting on Defense with yet another player lost for the season

Nebraska is hurting in a major way on the Defensive side of the ball. The Cornhuskers have lost another key piece for the 2014 season in projected starting Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey. As a Freshman last season, Rose-Ivey set a Nebraska Freshman record with 66 tackles. Nebraska will also be without cornerback Charles Jackson (Knee Injury) and defensive back LeRoy Alexander (suspension...
Via NCAA Football Zone
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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