Prior to today's press conference, the Big Ten announced that Nebraska's 7 pm game against Michigan State would be televised by ABC. Previously, while the time had been set, ABC/ESPN had not decided which of their networks would televise the game.
At the start of the press conference, Bo praised Big Ten co-offensive player of the week Ameer Abdullah and the crowd.
Pelini raving about Ameer Abdullah's performance. "I don't know if the first guy brought him down all night," Bo said. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 22, 2014
Pelini on Abdullah/Heisman short list: "Anyone who pays attention should have him in the top five... I'm a little biased maybe." #FearAmeer— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 22, 2014
Bo Pelini says he thought Saturday night's home crowd "was phenomenal. It's a tremendous advantage." #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 22, 2014
Bo Pelini on Memorial Stadium crowd saturday night "Let's have it that way every week."— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) September 22, 2014
Shoutout to the Nebraska Student section. THIS IS AWESOME !!!!! pic.twitter.com/qZDlAiFEd9— Tim Beck (@NU_speed_kills) September 21, 2014
Tim Beck also got some kudos for the game plan.
As for the offense, Pelini said, "I thought Tim (Beck) called a heck of a game." #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 22, 2014
Pelini: "Miami might've gotten spooked when we hit a couple passes early." Says it opened up running game #Huskers— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) September 22, 2014
Defensively, Pelini wasn't as pleased with the execution of the back seven.
As far as Nebraska playing poorly technique-wise on D, "I'm talking about some basic things we really stress. We were sloppy." #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 22, 2014
Middle linebackers Trevor Roach and Josh Banderas both will play against Illinois, Pelini says.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 22, 2014
Trevor Roach played well enough to start against Illinois, but Josh Banderas is too talented to bury on the bench. He should get some opportunities to redeem himself.
Pelini wasn't pleased about the scrums that broke out in the second half.
As for melees, Pelini: "There were a couple times I thought the benches were going to clear. I didn't want to be in the middle of that."— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 22, 2014
Pelini's bottom line: There's no place for fighting in football, he says.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 22, 2014
Asked if he controlled his emotions Saturday better than the past, Bo joked: "I don't know. I try to forget about some of my past." #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) September 22, 2014
Tommy Armstrong also spoke and talked about focusing on the game in front of them this week:
Good attitude because you never really know what opponent will show up each week. The Indiana team that beat Missouri on Saturday looked nothing like the Indiana team that lost to Bowling Green the week before.