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Corn Flakes: Reactions To Bo Pelini Being Fired

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A day later and I still find it shocking that Shawn Eichorst fired Bo Pelini. I didn't think Eichorst had it in him, honestly, and given that Eichorst has stated that he will conduct the search along with no search committee shows the guy has a lot more guts than anyone gave him credit.

Today's flakes are reactions to Pelini's firing. There's a lot of the same, a lot of the same coaching candidates, but there are some good points all around.

Shawn Eichorst sends strong message at Nebraska - ESPN
Now is not the time for excuses, and Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst isn't making any in his decision to release football coach Bo Pelini.

Eichorst will handpick Pelini's replacement - Daily Nebraskan: Sports
Bo Pelini is out as the coach of the Nebraska football team, and the man who fired him will handpick his successor.

Nebraska fires Bo Pelini, who failed to return proud program to elite status during 7-year run | Star Tribune
The number of wins and losses didn't get Bo Pelini fired. It was the way some of those losses happened. Pelini was dismissed as Nebraska's coach Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the football team to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats.

Nebraska players react to the news - Nebraska - Scout
Updated 4:40 p.m: Nebraska players react to the firing of head coach Bo Pelini. This story will be updated throughout the day.

Nebraska Players Are Pissed At AD Shawn Eichorst For Firing Bo Pelini
Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst fired head football coach Bo Pelini today, and boy, are Huskers players pissed. (Even Nebraska alum Ndamukong Suh is taking shots.) A number of current players aired their grievances through Twitter.

Hot board 2.0: The Nebraska coaching search - Nebraska - Scout
Updated 8:30 p.m: Where might Nebraska turn after releasing head coach Bo Pelini? Here is Big Red Report's updated list.

Fiutak: Pelini Fired? Be Careful, Nebraska - College Football - Scout

Fiutak: Pelini Fired? Be Careful, Nebraska. Bo Pelini was fired, but the storied program might be chasing a myth.

Quick thoughts on Bo Pelini's firing - Off Tackle Empire
1. Bo Pelini is a good coach. I understand the idea that perhaps he isn't a great coach, but before we get too deep into the minutiae of talking about wins, losses, context, and what not, let us...

5 possible replacements for Pelini at Nebraska | National Football Post
Will the Cornhuskers go with a familiar name?

Free sweater and cat
Free to a good home.

Bo Knows Fired: Searching for the Nebraska Cornhuskers glory days. - Corn Nation

[Insert your favorite mental image of Huskers success here] ***Warning: long winded and moderately personal*** Change at the University of Nebraska. Bo Pelini was fired.

Why Nebraska's surprise firing of Bo Pelini is good for the Big Ten - Yahoo Sports
If I’m Jim Delany, I like the move Nebraska made Sunday to fire Bo Pelini.

BTN.com’s 2014 All-Big Ten Football Team & superlative winners « Big Ten Network
Not a single Nebraska player on the BTN All-Big Ten Team.

With Pelini out, Nebraska must nail replacement; blame game is stale - CBSSports.com

The blame game is getting old at Nebraska. Harry Husker can whine from here to Scottsbluff about Bo Pelini's comportment, but there is a disturbing trend at Lincoln. Through all kinds of administrators and searches and saviors, the program continues to swim in OK-but-not-great waters.