Nebraska AD responds to Pelini rumors

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Updated: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:55:56 CST

The state of Husker football coach Bo Pelini's job has been in question since September when a two year old audio recording of Pelini complaining about fans went viral.

After the Huskers loss to the University of Iowa yesterday, some people were sure the school would pull the plug on Pelini.

Well, they're not.

In a statement released Saturday by University of Nebraska Director of Athletics , Shawn Eichorst said, "I positively respect, appreciate and support our football student-athletes, coaches and staff, as we do everyone in the Husker family. We very much look forward to our upcoming bowl game and Coach Pelini continuing to lead our program in the future."

We asked our Facebook followers what you think.

Danae H. says "Bo is the best coach for Nebraska. The team has nothing bad to say about him they are all behind him 100% and so am I."

Sherrie H. says quote, "Thank goodness. Now let's just drop it and worry about more important things."

Most of our Facebook respondents agreed, they'd like to see Pelini stay.

Coach Bo Pelini released a statement of his own:

"I want to thank our administration and Shawn Eichorst in particular, for his continued and full support that he has given me and our football program since his arrival on campus. I am honored to represent this university and its great fans and I'm proud to lead this program into the future. I apologize for reacting emotionally yesterday and for showing frustration both with the game officials and the media. I fully understand and respect their difficult jobs, and I regret any and all actions or words which may have shed a negative light on our program and university. Accountability is a core belief throughout our program, and as the head coach, I must set and maintain a high standard . Our football staff is hitting recruiting full throttle and looking forward to the upcoming bowl game. We are committed to working with Shawn and our entire department staff to continue to build this program and bring championships back to Nebraska."