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Bo Pelini Has Been Fired By The University Of Nebraska

After 7 seasons, the Huskers will have a new Head Coach.

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Bo Pelini, after 7 seasons, has been dismissed from the Head Coaching position of the Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Program.

Pelini, who was hired after the 2007 season, was dismissed by Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst. The Nebraska AD released a statement on Sunday Morning.

The statement reads:

University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst has dismissed Head Football Coach Bo Pelini effective immediately.

Statement from Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst:

"Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction.  Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football program’s 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."

Statement from Chancellor Harvey Perlman:

"I fully support Shawn’s decision to make a change in the leadership of our football program, and wish Bo and his family all of the best.  I am confident that Shawn will find the best coach, teacher and fit for this University and for our football program."

We will have much more, including coverage of Shawn Eichorst's press conference at 1pm Central this afternoon.