Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel once again went on his critique of Huskers coach Bo Pelini in today’s mailbag column on si.com (you might have to manually jump to the second page). One of his readers sent in a question about the statistical importance of Bo Pelini’s career, mainly the one about him being one of an elite handful of coaches who won nine games in his first five season.
“I’m baffled as to how Pelini remains in charge in Lincoln, mostly because I can’t believe how far Nebraska’s standards have fallen. This is a program that once considered national titles and top-10 rankings as its birthrights. Now, the Cornhuskers are just tickled to beat an 8-4 SEC foe in the Gator Bowl.”
Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel.
It seems like much of the vocal heat from the public has died down, but I wonder if the continued criticism from the national press will fan the flames once again in this football blackhole of few headlines.