LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bo Pelini has been fired as Nebraska's football coach after a seven-year stint marked by his inability to restore the program to sustained national prominence and a number of embarrassing losses in big games.
In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini stands on the sidelines in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Lincoln, Neb. While keeping track on rivalries and games with playoff implication, there are a few coaching hot spots to keep an eye on this weekend. The season is winding down, the Cornhuskers are out of contention for anything significant and Pelini's future in Lincoln is unclear. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Pelini extended his streak of winning at least nine games every year with a 37-34 overtime win at Iowa on Friday but he never finished a season with fewer than four losses or ended a conference-championship drought that dates to 1999.
Pelini, whose tenure spanned Nebraska's transition from the Big 12 to Big Ten, was 66-27 and led the Cornhuskers to three league championship games.