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Nebraska's Bo Pelini says he's 'not coaching to save my job' in regular-season finale vs Iowa

  • Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, makes his point to an official after having a fourth-quarter touchdown called back during an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Nebraska  won 23-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, makes his point to an official after having a fourth-quarter touchdown called back during an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Nebraska won 23-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini yells from the sidelines during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini yells from the sidelines during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Nebraska's Bo Pelini says he's "not coaching to save my job" when his Cornhuskers host Iowa in Friday's regular-season finale in Lincoln.

Despite having never won fewer than nine games in his previous five seasons, Pelini has come under fire as Nebraska's streak of not winning a conference championship stretches to 14 years.

Despite injury problems and youth on defense, the Huskers are in line for another nine-win season if they beat Iowa or win their bowl game.

Pelini said Monday he likes the direction of the program. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst has said his policy is to not comment on a coach's performance during the season.

Pelini said he can look himself in the mirror and feel good about what he's done for the program.