Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

Nebraska’s Pelini Scoffs At Arkansas Rumor

If Bo Pelini has any interest in the vacancy at Arkansas, he sure didn’t show it yesterday.  When asked if he was flattered to have his name mentioned in connection with top coaching jobs, Pelini said:


“You talking about the Arkansas thing?  Actually, I didn’t even know my name got thrown around.  I don’t even know how that stuff happens.  I’m here and I’m happy to be here.”

That’s not all.  In addition to saying that Nebraska “is a destination job” and not “a stepping-stone job,” Pelini said his being linked to the Razorbacks’ vacancy is “kind of ludicrous.”

Coaches often lie in these situations, but for now at least, it sure sounds like Arkansas AD Jeff Long can scratch Pelini’s name from his list.  If Pelini’s name was even on his list.

 


9 comments
Hogitall
Hogitall

At this time, and given the current events, his name isn't a good fit......Bo Pelini....Bob Patrino....not going to work.

Lupin
Lupin

His agent's attempt at a Jimmy Sexton is as close as Bo will ever get to the Arkansas job.

sojourner
sojourner like.author.displayName 1 Like

'was' a destination job is probably closer to the truth. that nebraska was ever much more than a run of the mill montana or utah state is amazing when you consider the demographics, location, and playing conditions for a good third of the season.  its tradition is a tribute to two superior coaches, devaney and osborne.  they would have won wherever they were.  i don't see pelini as being in their class.  furthermore, now that they're in the ebbing big ten, they're no longer the only show in town.  the sec really caught a break when the big ten stiffed mizzou for the huskers.  i see nebraska becoming the big ten version of iowa state or kansas state.    

omahahog
omahahog like.author.displayName 1 Like

As I Hog fan, and resident of Nebraska, I've watched Pelini over the last few years and can tell you we Arkies do not want him.  He is a screamer, and an overly volatile person that he's going to do something stupid someday. We had that with Petrino, and don't need another national fiasco.  Besides, he likes being in the Big 10 where is is originally from. He's really a defense coach, not a good head coach.  While I am not a Husker fan per se, you are definately wrong about Nebraska. These fans are as committed to their team (support, financially, etc.) as much as the best schools in the nation.  They travel better than most.  Yes, they have to recruit from other states, but so does Arkansas, your Tennessee, and many other schools. They will never be an Iowa State I assure you of that.  A Montana or Utah State?  Sorry, but that just shows a lack of knowledge.   Personally, I want Garrick McGee.

sojourner
sojourner

 @omahahog i'll type this slowly.  what i said was that it was amazing that nebraska wasn't montana or utah state.  and i don't doubt that husker fans are committed and travel well.  my point was that in a few years, they can all car pool. 

sojourner
sojourner

 @omahahog no problem.  and unlike john, i do root for tennessee (i'm a double grad of utk).

omahahog
omahahog

 @sojourner OK, sorry for the error Sojo, you are correct.  I was reading too fast at lunch time. (apparently like Mr. SEC was since I got chastised for something I didn't say to him) However, I stick by my statement they will never be an Iowa State and since you seem to know your stuff, maybe you should reconsider that statement.  I wasn't trying to poke you in the eye pal, sorry if it came off that way.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

omahahog...

 

"Your" Tennessee?  I live in Tennessee.  I don't pull for them.  And I've also lived in Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio.

 

Thanks for reading,John

omahahog
omahahog

Mr. Sec John, I wasn't adressing the article, I was responding to @sojourner???



Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC