Bo Pelini Rant: Ex-Nebraska Coach Calls AD Lots of Bad Words in Meeting with Players (Audio)
Bo Pelini got fired as head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 30, right after the team’s last game of the regular season. And it was hardly a surprise. After the famous Bo Pelini rant about Nebraska fans that went viral last year—you know, the one where he tells them they can go f*ck themselves—everyone knew the only way he’d keep his job was to go undefeated and bring home a national championship.
That did not happen. So Bo Pelini is now the head coach of the Youngstown State Penguins.
However, Pelini did not leave Nebraska quietly. Before taking off for Ohio, he gave us one more classic Bo Pelini rant for the road, burning every last bridge between himself and the ‘Skers.
The gist of that rant, made at a December 2 meeting with players? Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst is THE WORST.
Over the course of a 30-minute talk, Pelini called Eichorst a “p*ssy,” a “c*nt,” and a “f*cking lawyer” with “no integrity.”
Here are a few of the best excerpts from Pelini’s talk, courtesy of Deadspin:
“I really didn’t have any relationship with the AD, um the guy. You saw the guy yesterday. The guy is a total p*ssy. I mean, he is, and he’s a total, a total c*nt. …
If you aren’t gonna support us, then it’s best for everyone involved if we part ways. And that’s how I felt. And then I told him, I said hey listen. He goes, I disagree that I haven’t support you. I said, hey bud, you can’t support someone under a f*cking rock. I said, to do your job at this level, at a place like this, you gotta be a grown ass f*cking man. To lead something, you can’t lead anything under a f*cking rock. You don’t spend any time with us. Our players don’t even know who you are. That isn’t leadership. …
Let me tell you about core values. Fellas this all stays here. A guy like him who has no integrity, he doesn’t understand what a core value is. To have a core value you have to be about something, you have to represent something that is important to you. He is a f*cking lawyer that policies. All he has done is make policies to cover his own ass.”
Here is the actual audio—all 30 minutes of it, just in case you didn’t believe the transcript—courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald:
That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you go out in a blaze of glory.