Since Pelini was let go, the Huskers have had exactly one winning campaign, going 9-4 under Mike Riley in 2016. Judging by yesterday’s result against Illinois, Nebraska will finish under .500 again in 2021.
While the Huskers were busy falling to the Illini and putting more pressure on Scott Frost, social media was having fun reminding everyone that the university let go of Pelini for, among other things, his inability to win big enough.
Nine or 10 wins seems plenty big at this point.
May we never forget that the #Huskers fired Bo Pelini for winning at least 9 games in SEVEN consecutive seasons…
— Rich Cirminiello (@RichCirminiello) August 28, 2021
Nebraska fired Bo Pelini for winning 9 games a year.
— Chief (@BarstoolChief) August 28, 2021
“We’ll see what they can do when I’m (beep)ing gone.”
-Bo Pelini in 2013 when he knew he was getting fired soon
— 🐐 (@TheGOATFollower) August 28, 2021
You know, Bo Pelini doesn’t have a job right now. Just saying …
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) August 28, 2021
If Nebraska doesn’t come back from this 2-TD deficit and loses, this will be Scott Frost’s 21st loss in 33 games — 3 games short of 3 full seasons.
Bo Pelini lost 27 games in 7 seasons and 94 games.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 28, 2021
it’s so funny nebraska got bored with winning 9-10 games consistently and instead opted for this
— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) August 28, 2021
Please keep in mind that Nebraska fired Bo Pelini for ONLY consistently winning 9 games a year (and for being Bo Pelini).
— MnB Dave (@DFNightingale) August 28, 2021
Scott Frost only has to go 55-6 to match Bo Pelini’s record at Nebraska.
— Still Got Hope (@StillGotHope1) August 29, 2021
— Orange Bowl Boys 🎧 (@OrangeBowlBoys) August 29, 2021
Look, Pelini certainly had his share of other issues, and this type of criticism of Nebraska is easy, almost too easy. That doesn’t mean it is inaccurate though.
Do some Nebraska fans need to adjust their expectations about the ceiling of the program? Probably. But the floor still shouldn’t be what it is right now.
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