Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pelini's rant on Eichorst

The news broke yesterday that when Bo Pelini met with the Nebraska football team at North Star HS on December 2, he took some inappropriate shots at Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst. The newspapers were filled with the details this morning. Pelini was fired as Head Coach by Eichorst on November 30 and asked to meet with the team before leaving. According to the papers, he asked the players to keep everything that was said in that room. However, it was recorded and made available to the press. Its accuracy was later confirmed by others who were in the meeting. A transcript  of the meeting is described as containing “multiple vulgarities”. Based on what was printed, I would say that description is an “understatement”. The language that he used in describing Eichorst, goes beyond what I have ever heard to describe an individual. He has accepted a Head Coaching job at Youngstown State in Ohio and is scheduled to receive a “buy out” payment from Nebraska over the next several years that will amount to over 7 million dollars. The University has issued a statement saying that if the words allegedly spoken by Pelini are true, it reaffirms the decision that he should no longer be a leader of young men in Nebraska. My personal reaction is that if true, he shouldn’t be a Head Coach anywhere and needs to seek treatment. The expectation that his comments would not leave the room, is further confirmation of his lack of judgement and rational thinking. 

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