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The Grand Island Independent: Huskers HQ

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Huskers HQ

Audio: Pelini profanely ripped Nebraska’s AD in last talk with players after firing

OMAHA — On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State’s new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini’s departure from Nebraska was revealed.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Pittsburgh fires athletic director Steve Pederson
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:00 am

PITTSBURGH — Steve Pederson deftly guided Pittsburgh through conference realignment from the crumbling Big East to the rebuilt ACC. The longtime athletic director could never find stability for the football program.

When Paul Chryst left for Wisconsin on Wednesday to send the Panthers into their fourth coaching search in four years, it cost Pederson his job.

Huskers, Jays net national honors
Posted: December 18, 2014

LINCOLN — Three Huskers and one future NU player received national honors this week, highlighted by sophomore outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen being named a third-team All-American by the AVCA on Wednesday.

Junior outside hitter Kelsey Fien and senior setter Mary Pollmiller received honorable mention All-America recognition. They were joined in the national spotlight by 2015 recruit Mikaela Foecke of Fort Madison, Iowa, who was named Gatorade’s national player of the year Tuesday.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Bo Pelini insults A.D. Shawn Eichorst
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:14 am

LINCOLN — Bo Pelini became the new head football coach at Youngstown State Wednesday. He didn’t leave Nebraska without expressing disdain for Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.

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 he and his former boss.

Abdullah, Gregory are All-Americans
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:57 am

The accolades keep coming for Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory.

Abdullah earned second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press on Tuesday. Gregory was awarded third-team All-America honors after finishing with 50 tackles, seven sacks and 17 quarterback hurries. He also blocked two field goals.

Husker OC Beck says he has no regrets
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:25 am

LINCOLN — Tim Beck had no comment Tuesday when asked what happens after Dec. 27, sharing nothing about who he has contacted since Mike Riley was named the replacement for Bo Pelini as Nebraska coach. • Looking back instead of ahead, however, Beck said he felt good about his four years as NU offensive coordinator and seven total seasons as a Husker assistant. • “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish,” he said. “I got no regrets of what I’ve done or how we did it. • “I think we did it with class, and I think we did it with humility, integrity. We are who we were from the beginning to the end. We’ve never changed. We’ve believed in each other and worked hard doing it.” 

Consistent with that theme, Beck said the only thing that matters right now is giving the offense its best chance against USC in what is expected to be his final game directing it.

Warren set to remain part of Huskers' staff
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:20 am

LINCOLN — Charlton Warren appears set to remain part of the Nebraska football coaching staff, news that hasn’t been announced officially but was confirmed Monday night by Husker defensive back recruits.

Warren is completing his first season at NU after being hired last winter to replace Terry Joseph.

Pelini returns home to take head job at Youngstown State
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Former Husker coach Bo Pelini has found a new home. And it happens to be in his hometown.

Pelini was officially named the head coach at Youngstown State on Tuesday, just over two weeks after being fired at Nebraska.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Miles says he's confident that Webster can help Huskers win
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:14 am

LINCOLN — Here’s news for the message-board and social-media crowd who delight in anonymously pounding Nebraska’s Tai Webster:

Your verbal vandalism in some ways is similar to how the sophomore guard critiques himself.

Huskers’ Cady claims Big Ten honor
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:27 am

Senior Emily Cady claimed Nebraska’s first Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week award of the season when the conference office announced its weekly honors on Tuesday.

Cady, a 6-2 forward from Seward, averaged a double-double with 15.5 points and 13.0 rebounds to lead the No. 12 Huskers to wins over Creighton and Bakersfield last week.

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