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Tony George
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I have it on good authority from sources close to nebraska that QB Taylor Martinez, future Heisman Trophy Winner for the Huskers in the making has quit the team.  He is the top freshman QB in country.

I recived a call from an un named source that is almost as close as it gets at 5 PM today, that after last nights tirade from head coach Bo Pelini on the sideline directed towards him, today he quit.

I also called a player who plays for them, he said he could not comment.  TRANSLATION:  It is more than a rumor

 

MY TAKE

If this is true, Tom Osborne needs to fire Pelini.  He is an asshole and he does NOT represent the long standing tradition of Husker Athletics, which has been trampled on national TV last night with a coach acting like a 12 year old throwing a fit for not gettting to watch TV past bedtime.  It embarrassed the program, the fine fans of Husker nation, the University, and entire state of Nebraska.

Last nights game, which I was on NU, was a debacle with 16 to 2 penalty ratio which was a homer job, and NU lost 70% of their offense when Martinez went down.  It happens, nothing anyone can do about it, I suffered my only loss of the day on it, and my long standing reputation as a huge Husker FAN was also crushed in defeat last night.  All that said..shit happens, take it like a man...Pelini did not.

NO ONE would treat my own child like that on national TV and if I was a recruits parent, I would NEVER let him play for a coach like that..no doubt this discusssion is underway in Lincoln at the highest levels of the athletic department...as far as I am concerned, he can go back to LSU....

PS..I hope this is not trrue...but based on what I have had in front of me,  and calls to a few booster buddies of mine, it does not look good...I pray it is a nasty rumor...but from what I can surmise....I think it will be public by sports center tonight.

 



[edited by: Johnny Detroit at 6:35 PM (GMT -8) on Sun, Nov 21 2010]

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It is true, and the story broke on twitter hours ago.
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I tweated this just now from www.twitter.com/RJinVegas

 

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I am getting calls like crazy now...apparently it is a FACT.

THAT JUST RUINED MY NEXT 3 YEARS AS A HUSKER FAN.

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Tony, I totally agree. Pelinni should go. It was pretty obvious that pelinni was in that kid's face telling him to push through the injury and go back in the game. Ridiculous. If that was my coach, I would be very ashamed and pissed, and want his dismissal.  Good luck with your team, Tony. Let's see if Tom will man up and do the deed.

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Ozzy will step up....I just checked whats on file, we would owe him 5 million just to walk away..Jesus...who knows...

Anyway more calls coming, does not look good.

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Tony, I totally agree. Pelinni should go. It was pretty obvious that pelinni was in that kid's face telling him to push through the injury and go back in the game. Ridiculous. If that was my coach, I would be very ashamed and pissed, and want his dismissal.  Good luck with your team, Tony. Let's see if Tom will man up and do the deed.

 

That's not what Pelini was on him about.  

I doubt it will be public but Pelini had good reason.   His biggest fault was not benching him when it happened, not getting on him.

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 Tony. Hot topic. I JUST tweeted it out and have 371 clicks to this post already......

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Ozzy will step up....I just checked whats on file, we would owe him 5 million just to walk away..Jesus...who knows...

Anyway more calls coming, does not look good.

 

Yeah he acted real immature but who in the world are you going to find to replace him? He is Nebraska football.

It's the same addage with Michigan, but for different reasons. Everyone wants Michigan to fire Rich Rodriguez but who would they hire to replace him? They won't find anyone better because Les Miles isn't leaving LSU and Urban Meyer isn't leaving Florida.

Will Nebraska fire Pelini to save face? In my opinion I don't know. If the Martinez rumor ends up being true and he quit, then we'll see. If more players leave the team, then he'll lose his job.

The $5 million payout is nothing to a program like Nebraska. However, being able to save face at the cost of firing your coach? I think that might be taking it too far.

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