Beleaguered Huskers coach Pelini after 38-17 loss to Iowa: 'If they want to fire me, go ahead'

Published November 29, 2013

| Associated Press

Bo Pelini says he hasn't been told if he'll return for a seventh season as Nebraska's head coach and that he isn't spending any time worrying about it.

After the Cornhuskers' 38-17 loss to Iowa on Friday, Pelini told reporters, "If they want to fire me, go ahead. I believe in what I've done."

Though Pelini is 57-24 at Nebraska, his performance has been heavily scrutinized in the wake of bad losses to UCLA and Minnesota.

The question is whether first-year athletic director Shawn Eichorst believes Pelini is moving the program in the right direction. The Huskers haven't won a conference championship since 1999, and they were eliminated from the Big Ten Legends Division race two weeks ago.

URL

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/11/29/beleaguered-huskers-coach-pelini-after-38-17-loss-to-iowa-if-want-to-fire-me-go/