April 16, 2014

Pelini fine after leaving game early

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini had his pulse checked on the sidelines and was not coaching during the second half of Saturday afternoon’s game against Arkansas State. Pelini said he just didn’t feel well. Pelini went to the hospital and issued a statement after the game.

“Everything is fine. They ran some precautionary tests and everything checked out just fine. I plan to be back at work tomorrow. I’m proud of our team and coaching staff for the way they responded this afternoon.”

Athletic Director Tom Osborne answered questions as well.

Opening Statement

“As far as I know, all news on Bo (Pelini) is good. Precautionary tests. Word we’ve gotten back from the hospital is that he’s doing fine. I guess you can never say anything absolutely conclusively, but it looks as though he’s in good shape. I think that’s what he’d want you guys to know. We expect him to be probably back at it pretty soon. The guys you really need to talk to are the coordinators, so I’ll turn it over to those guys at this point. That’s about all I can tell you right now. It was strictly precautionary and, so far, everything has been just fine.” 

On Coach Bo Pelini’s Symptoms

“We won’t get into symptoms, but it was just enough to where they felt they needed to check him out. That was essentially what went on.”