What others have said about Bo Pelini

By NU Athletic Communications
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“Bo is a great person and a great coach.  He did a wonderful job for us while he was on our staff and he has obviously been successful at his other stops, as well.  He’s ready to be a head coach and I am sure he will do an excellent job for Nebraska.”

-- Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops

"I spent five years with Bo in the NFL. He's a great football coach. He is a success due to his work ethic, toughness and the great schemes that he brings. I wish him the very best. He will be a great head coach."

-- USC Head Coach Pete Carroll

“I have known Bo since he was a captain at Ohio State and I was a sophomore. I have always been intrigued by his leadership skills, first as a player, and then as a coach. I’ve watched his career closely, both in the NFL and as one of the best coordinators in college football. There is no question he is ready to take the step from high-level coordinator to becoming a leader of a first-class program like Nebraska.”


Nebraska got one of the best young coaches in the country. Bo will outwork anybody and everybody to get Nebraska back among the elite of college football.”

--Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN College Football Analyst

“Bo Pelini has a track record of getting young people to respond. Coach Osborne spoke immediately about the importance of understanding Nebraska culture. He talked about character, but he also talked about a proven track record. I went through the stats. It is pretty impressive. You cannot even list them. What he has accomplished as a coordinator is pretty remarkable. I remember when he got hired here the first time. He had been a position coach and a linebacker coach with the Green Bay Packers. It took me about three games to say this guy knows what he is doing. It is the ability in the game to be able to make adjustments. I think the great thing is when you hire Bo Pelini, because he has worked with so many great coaches, the untold story is not that we just get Bo Pelini as a head coach. We are now one of the best coaching staffs in the country.”

-- Trev Alberts, Former Husker All-American and CSTV analyst


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