Bo Pelini: Marijuana use is ‘out of control’ in society

Bo-Pelini-NebraskaBo Pelini spoke at the annual Big Red Breakfast on Friday morning and provided more than just his thoughts on the upcoming season. According to Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald, the Nebraska coach somehow went off on a tangent about weed. His basic message was that drugs are very, very bad, mmkay.

“It is out of control,” Pelini told the crowd of about 250 people, noting that marijuana use is an issue in all levels of school. “Let’s face it, it’s not OK. I think everybody that’s our age, my age, hopefully understands that it’s not OK. It’s not good. It’s not good for you. And these kids do it on a daily basis and a yearly basis … and it’s a real problem out there.”

Bo also said the Cornhuskers are lucky it has not been an issue within their program.

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“Fortunately for us it is not (an issue) in our program,” he said. “But I can tell you around college football and college athletics … serious in college. I guarantee you walk into dorms nowadays and it is a horrible problem.

“I think it’s something in society we need to get fixed, but unfortunately they get bad information.”

Interestingly enough, Pelini’s comments came on the same day a report surfaced indicating the NFL is considering more lenient penalties for marijuana use. It sounds like Pelini would like a word with the league before that happens.

H/T Deadspin

Bo Pelini has hilarious Twitter response to Bo Pelini parody account

Bo Pelini comes across as a pretty serious dude, but he apparently has a pretty good sense of humor.

Though Pelini hardly tweets, there is a parody account of him called “Fake Bo Pelini” with the handle @FauxPelini that tweets pretty frequently. On Monday, the real Bo Pelini decided to tweet at Faux Pelini with a funny tweet.

What makes that tweet so funny? Take a look at Faux Pelini’s avatar.

Bo Pelini cat

Faux Pelini actually responded to Bo’s tweet by joking that Bo’s brother, Carl, stole the cat:

What a bunch of goofballs. It is worth pointing out here that shockingly, Faux Pelini has slightly more followers than real Pelini. It must be the cat.

H/T Sporting News

Bo Pelini flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after nearly smacking ref with his hat (GIF)

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.

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Bo Pelini on media, fans in 2011: ‘F— you, F— all of you’ (Audio)

Bo-Pelini-NebraskaBo Pelini has entered a time of great uncertainty in his career as the head football coach at Nebraska. After a tough loss to UCLA on Saturday, former Cornhuskers quarterback Tommie Frazier ranted on Twitter about how the program deserves better and is in need of a change. Pelini later fired back by saying the team doesn’t need the support of Frazier, who was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this year.

It gets better. On Monday, Deadspin received a recording from a tipster that was allegedly taped on Oct. 8, 2011 after Nebraska erased a three-touchdown deficit to beat Ohio State at home. Moments before beginning his postgame interview with Greg Sharpe of the Husker Sports Network, Pelini began venting to Sharpe and an unidentified woman. He was furious with the Omaha World-Herald’s Dirk Chatelain for criticizing him in a column. He also took aim at Chatelain’s colleague Tom Shatel.

“Tom Shatel, f— him, too,” Pelini said. “He wants to walk out after my press conferences. I’m gonna say, ‘Get the f— away from me. I’m done with you, motherf—er.”

Pelini was clearly feeling an adrenaline rush after a huge win and wanted a piece of everyone who doubted him. Sharpe pointed out that many of the Nebraska students and fans left at halftime after the Huskers dug themselves into a hole. Pelini went off on them next.

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Bo Pelini Chews Out Taylor Martinez, Refs After Nebraska Penalized 16 Times in Loss

Nebraska blew a chance to clinch the Big 12 North Saturday night at College Station when they fell to Texas A&M 9-6. Huskers quarterback Taylor Martinez was injured early in the game when his ankle was stepped on by a lineman during a running play. Head Coach Bo Pelini lost his mind during the game, seeing his offense do very little. In the second quarter he chewed out Taylor Martinez on the sidelines, and throughout the game he was yelling at the refs, even earning an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the 4th quarter. Here’s the video of him chewing out Taylor Martinez in the second quarter:

Pelini’s anger towards the refs was justified; the Huskers were penalized 16 times for 145 yards while Texas A&M only was flagged twice for 10 yards. The most egregious call was a roughing the passer penalty on safety Courtney Osborne who nailed Ryan Tannehill on a 3rd down play. Instead of A&M having a 4th and 11 late in the game and being forced to punt, the penalty put them in position to kick the go-ahead field goal with 3:25 left.

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Nebraska can still clinch the Big 12 North with a win over Colorado on Friday. After that, a rematch with Oklahoma State is likely in store in the Big 12 Championship Game. Though Pelini was upset for a good reason, he has to maintain his composure better than that. It’s pretty clear all his bitching only hurt his team more than it helped. When they talk about Texas A&M having the 12th man at Kyle Field, now I know what they meant.