Pelini calls himself a poor loser
Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:01 PM
Nebraska's Pelini Calls Himself a Poor Loser
By ERIC OLSON
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is a sore loser - which helps explain his sideline blowup late in the Cornhuskers' loss to Virginia Tech.
The 35-30 setback was Pelini's first as Nebraska's head coach. Counting his Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State as interim head coach in 2003, he's 4-1 with the Cornhuskers.
"I'm a poor loser. I'm not very fun to be around the next day," Pelini said Tuesday. "I take losses hard. I took them hard as a coordinator and position coach. When I start enjoying losing, or when I can handle it well, it's time for me to go into another profession."
Pelini said Monday that he had no concerns about his ability to control his temper and that no one, such as athletic director Tom Osborne, had told him to keep his cool on the sidelines.
Pelini on Tuesday acknowledged that he used bad judgment by drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech. He called an official an unflattering name after Huskers lineman Ndamukong Suh was penalized for hitting Hokies quarterback Tyrod Taylor out of bounds.
The two penalties gave Tech the ball at the Nebraska 10, and Virginia Tech scored a touchdown three plays later to go up 35-23 with 2:28 left.
Pelini said he's lost his cool on the sideline before without getting an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
"I've been madder than I was there, trust me on that," Pelini said. "Honestly, I was surprised he threw the flag, because I didn't really get a warning. That was bad judgment on my part."
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:39 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:28 PM
- Dick Butkus</i>
"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Adrian Rogers, 1931
Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:37 PM
What is your favorite color?
Go Big Red!
Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:16 AM
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:17 PM
Pretty sure he uttered the phrase "you blind fucking dumbass" toward the referee.
Very succinct and accurate. Not sure why it drew a 15-yarder.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:24 PM
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:43 AM
Year 1, Scott Frost Husker Reclamation Project...
Tanner Farmer - "I don't just want to win a Big Ten championship. I want to win *the* championship. That's my goal. A lot of people say winning the national championship isn't a realistic goal. Well, I'm not about realistic. I want it all. Go big or go home. Thank you."
Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:46 AM
The loss to Southern Miss-- two games into the Calliban error -- was all I needed to see to know NU was fucked.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:00 AM
4-12 with the Raiders was all I needed.
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