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Nebraska fires Coach Bo Pelini after 9-3 season

Nebraska fires Coach Bo Pelini after 9-3 season

Nebraska fired Coach Bo Pelini on Sunday on the heels of a 9-3 campaign that included late-season losses to Wisconsin and Minnesota that dissolved the Cornhuskers' chances of playing in the Big Ten championship game. Pelini's firing is effective immediately, Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said in a statement. "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...

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