Bo Pelini is the current head football coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I say “current” because I do not believe his tenure there will last much longer. In the long history of the football school, the head coach of the team has always been a major center of attention and a major campus star.
Bo Pelini never really fit in at Nebraska. He was proud of being Northeast crass and rude in the middle of the mild Midwest. He didn’t respect the fans, tradition, or the media. He loved to throw embarrassing fits of purple rage on the sidelines during nationally televised games. His teams have played unevenly and unpredictably. He is incapable of getting his coaching staff to make in-game changes in response to how the other team is adjusting. Pelini has always appeared lost, and adrift — and furiously angry about being stuck in Nebraska.