As I read the statements from first year athletic director Shawn Eichorst, I’m not so sure I can draw the same conclusion of Pelini’s future past this season.
On Saturday, following the Huskers 38-17 loss to Iowa, Eichorst released a long-awaited statement that read.
“My approach has always been not to comment publicly about our coaches until their full seasons are complete, as I strongly believe it is unfair and counter to best practices. However, given the volume of unfounded speculation and conjecture about our head football coach, I want to reaffirm what I have said many times since I arrived at the University of Nebraska — that I positively respect, appreciate and support our football student-athletes, coaches and staff, as we do everyone in the Husker family.” The statement continued, “We very much look forward to our upcoming bowl game and Coach Pelini continuing to lead our program in the future.”
What is the future? The bowl game, next season? Future is a wide open comment. Associate AD Chris Anderson said that Eichorst will have no further comments beyond that prepared statement, which leads me to believe the future of Pelini does not last much more than days, if not hours, past the bowl game.
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