Nebraska's Bo Pelini is on the hot seat this week

by Berry Tramel Published: September 13, 2013

Bo Pelini has done a good job at Nebraska. But he hasn't done a great job. And the Cornhuskers expect great.

Pelini has been remarkably consistent in Lincoln — four-loss seasons all five years, starting in 2008: 9-4, 10-4, 10-4, 9-4, 10-4.

The Huskers haven't won a conference title since 1999 and aren't picked to win the Big Ten this season.

Nebraska (2-0) survived a shaky opener against Wyoming, winning 37-34. Saturday, the Huskers host UCLA, which pinned a 36-30 loss on Nebraska a year ago in Pasadena.

Beat the Bruins, and Pelini could be headed for his standout Nebraska season. Lose to the Bruins, and he could be headed for a sixth straight four-loss season, which is not the expectation in Lincoln.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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