A sudsy interview with Bo Pelini
Tennessee football coach Phil Fulmer called me earlier this summer, after I requested an interview about Millwood’s Gerald Jones. Fulmer called me back, but it was while I was doing some radio, and I never reached Fulmer back.
That taught me a good lesson. Anytime I get a chance at a college football coach on the phone, I better take it.
Which is why Wednesday morning, I placed my cell phone just outside my glass shower, where I could see who was calling while I was getting ready for work.
I had requested an interview with Pelini last week, and the extremely-efficient Nebraska media relations department called back and said that Pelini said just call him. We got to know each other during Pelini’s year at Oklahoma in 2004, though not well, but I appreciated his openness. Not too many college coaches give out their cell numbers.
Anyway, I called Pelini on Monday evening and left a message. He didn’t call back then or all day Tuesday. So I called NU publicist Keith Mann again and left a message on Wednesday morning.
Then I put my phone in place and hopped in the shower. And sure enough, the phone rang. I was covered in soap but thought, what if that is Keith, with instructions on when I can talk to Pelini? So I grabbed a towel, reached for the phone and said hello.
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