The short-fuse of recently canned Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini has already been noted in this space and there’s already at least one audiotape in which the highly paid educator says of Cornhusker fans, “our crowd…what a bunch of fucking fair-weather fucking—they can all kiss my ass out the fucking door. ‘Cause the day is fucking coming now. We’ll see what they can do when I’m fucking gone. I’m so fucking pissed off.” On Wednesday, Pelini’s old sparring partners at the Omaha World-Herald celebrated his appointment as Youngstown State’s new head coach by revealing the transcript of a meeting with Nebraska players two days after his firing ; the World-Herald’s Dirk Chatelain provides the highights :
Pelini met with players on Dec. 2 at Lincoln North Star High School. In a 30-minute meeting, he provided a window into the strained — almost non-existent — relationship between his former boss and him.
“A guy like (Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst), who has no integrity, he doesn’t even understand what a core value is,” Pelini told players. “He hasn’t understood it from the day he got here. I saw it when I first met with the guy.
“To have core values means you have to be about something, you have to represent something that is important to you. He’s a f—— lawyer who makes policies. That’s all he’s done since he’s been here: hire people and make policies to cover his own ass.”
“I didn’t really have any relationship with the A.D.,” Pelini said. “The guy, you guys saw him (Sunday), the guy is a total p—-. I mean, he is. He’s a total c—.”
“I said to (assistant coach Rick Kaczenski) at one point, I said, ‘man, this is killing me.’ I said, ‘I don’t want to die doing this job.’ I meant it. I was like, ‘I don’t want to have a heart attack doing this job.’”