We are all aware by now of the leaked audio from Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini with some less than positive things directed toward fans and some individual reporters.
Before you all get your panties in a bunch, here’s why you should give him a break.
Besides the fact that he told all the fans to F*** off, is it really anything we haven’t heard before? You watch him on the sidelines and can almost every time find a time to say, “Earmuffs!”
First of all, this man at the time just led the Huskers to its largest comeback in school history. And what were most of you doing about an hour and a half prior? Changing the channel, or walking out of the very same gates that pronounce Husker fans as “The greatest in college football.”
Who am I to blame him for spouting off his anger in what he rightfully thought was a private environment? Who’s to say I, or you wouldn’t do the same thing? Just thinking about fair weather fans gets me fired up. Fair weather fans are the worst. No time for that.
I’m not condoning the things that he said. But I can understand why he said that. And don’t forget, we should never have heard it.
We have known since day one that this is the type of person that Bo is. He is an aggressive, fired up individual. I can’t knock him for that. Do I agree with what he said? Absolutely not. Do I want him to be replaced because of this audio? Absolutely not.
Since Bo became head coach of the Huskers, only three other schools have won more games: Alabama, Oregon and Boise State. Throw Boise State out right away, not nearly the same competition as Nebraska. And as for the other two, is there really any explanation necessary?
I know what you’ll say next: no conference titles. BUT, at least we are there. We just haven’t won it. And I am with you that needs to change soon. But why is it that every time we lose a game it is like Armageddon?
We are a culture that was spoiled by an unprecedented 60-3 run that led to crystal ball after crystal ball. We all want that dominant program back, but it comes with hard work and dedication.
And as for the low life that released this audio tape, show yourself. I want to know who you are, what you job title is, and what exactly your motive was to start this circus.
It has to be someone who is close within the University or within the Husker Sports Network. There could only be five-six people with access or knowledge of this tape.
If Bo is to lose his job, that’s what the reason should be: performance-based. Not because he spouted off after a heated football game.
I’m only a lowly college media reporter, but I’ve already heard my fair share of things that should never be put into public light. It happens. People get frustrated.
We shouldn’t judge Bo by what comes out of his mouth, but by what kind of team takes the field, and right now, that is where I have the real concern.
We shouldn’t be upset by what Bo said about us, but rather if we will even survive against the remainder of the schedule, including the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State.