Nebraska AD issues statement on Pelini
This morning, Nebraska director of athletics Shawn Eichorst released the following statement regarding Bo Pelini:
"My approach has always been to not comment publicly about our coaches until their full seasons are complete, as I strongly believe it is unfair and counter to best practices. However, given the volume of unfounded speculation and conjecture about our head football coach, I want to reaffirm what I have said many times since I have arrived at the University of Nebraska -- that 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."
If Shawn Eichorst really wanted to clear the air, he could have chosen to use different words; but he didn't.
There is a big difference between saying (in writing) “in the future” and “for the 2014 season and beyond”.— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) November 30, 2013
I tend to think this was Eichorst's way of letting everyone know that he won't be making this decision (publicly) until after Nebraska's bowl game.