Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was furious about a pass interference call in the third quarter of his team’s game against Iowa on Friday afternoon. A Nebraska defensive back clearly tackled the intended target, but Pelini thought the ball was uncatchable. The call sent him into a fit of rage that ended when he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after nearly smacking an official across the face with his hat.
Nebraska was able to hold the Hawkeyes to a field goal, so Pelini was fortunate that his temper tantrum was not as costly as it could have been. Pelini, whose temper has been well documented with instances like this, also snapped at a reporter during halftime when he was asked about his team’s two first-half interceptions.