Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday he doesn’t know if he’ll be disciplined for his profane rant about team fans two years ago.
Pelini issued an apology in a statement Monday night and reiterated it during a teleconference Tuesday.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman has expressed disappointment in Pelini but declined to comment when asked if the coach would be disciplined. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst said he was “disheartened.”
“I fully anticipate coaching this weekend,” Pelini said after practice. “I’m the head football coach until someone says different.”
Pelini said he was shocked by the release of the audio, though he indicated he knew a potentially damaging audio existed.
The Deadspin audio caught Pelini speaking off air with members of the Husker Sports Network.
Pelini criticized fans who left the stadium in the third quarter against Ohio State, when the Huskers trailed, 27-6. They had the biggest comeback in school history.
Pelini also used profanity while criticizing two sports writers. Pelini had dressed down one of the writers in his postgame conference that night for writing what he thought was a critical column about quarterback Taylor Martinez.
Pelini repeatedly used expletives while talking on the audio about “fair-weather” fans and how the day is coming that he’ll be gone and that he wonders how the team will fare without him.
It wasn’t the only news out of Nebraska. Martinez missed practice Tuesday, putting his availability for Saturday in question.
Pelini said Martinez was wearing a walking boot on his left foot the last two days because of turf toe.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is back at work after suffering a seizure on the sideline Saturday. … Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and tight end Colt Lyerla apologized to each other after a report that the tight end was upset with how his stomach flu was described as “circumstances.” … Stanford defensive end Henry Anderson (knee) will miss several weeks, coach David Shaw said.