Early this morning Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst informed Bo Pelini that a decision has been made to "move in a new direction."
"Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction,” Nebraska's statement from Eichorst said.
“Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football programs transition to the Big Ten Conference. We wish Coach Pelini and his wonderful family all the best and thank him for his dedicated service to the University.”
In his seven full seasons leading the Huskers, Pelini won at least nine games each season, including ten win seasons in 2009, 2010, and 2012. Nebraska was 9-3 this season.
Pelini was 67-27 overall, including a 39-17 conference mark in the Big Ten and Big 12.
Per sources, Bo felt that change needed to happen for Nebraska football to move forward. He planned to meet with the very top administration to share his feelings and his plan; most importantly he felt that he needed the administration clearly 100% with him, or they needed to go a different direction. It was clear to Pelini that Harvey Perlman (Chancellor) wasn't giving him any support and that was creating an untenable situation for all. Pelini was willing to go over Perlman's head (to the Board of Regents) if necessary.
Unfortunately, it appears that the administration agreed with him that change was needed; but didn't agree with his plan.
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