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Back at work, it’s ‘business as usual’ for Bo Pelini

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Reported flu-like symptoms resulted in Nebraska coach Bo Pelini leaving yesterday’s game against Arkansas State early to head to the hospital. The good news is that Pelini turned out to be okay.

“Everything is fine,” Pelini said in a statement. “They ran some precautionary tests and everything checked out just fine. I plan to be back at work tomorrow. I’m proud of our team and coaching staff for the way they responded this afternoon.”

Indeed, Pelini is back. Per the Journal-Star, the coach was back at work on Sunday and a school spokesman said it was “business as usual. An update on his health status is expected for Monday during his weekly press conference. It’s still unclear what symptoms Pelini had, but a team trainer was taking Pelini’s pulse on the sideline.

Defensive coordinator John Papuchis acted as the head coach for the second half in Pelini’s absence. Nebraska beat Arkansas State 42-13.

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10 Responses to “Back at work, it’s ‘business as usual’ for Bo Pelini”
  1. southernpatriots says: Sep 16, 2012 3:30 PM

    Whew! This is good news. I hope it is nothing any more than that. I know the physicians are testing and checking everything (blood pressure, blood chemistry, heart, lungs, etc.) to make sure it is nothing more serious and God willing it is not.

    Best of health to you Coach Bo!

  2. cometkazie says: Sep 16, 2012 7:18 PM

    southernpatriots says:
    Sep 16, 2012 3:30 PM

    Best of health to you Coach Bo!

    Same here!

  3. indywvu says: Sep 16, 2012 9:08 PM

    Good to hear. I was concerned when I was reading all sorts of tweets yesterday.

    On another note, what kind of disgusting human being do you have to be to give a thumbs down to someone saying they are glad someone else is okay? Good grief.

  4. stairwayto7 says: Sep 16, 2012 9:55 PM

    He crapped his pants!

  5. bucsrulez24 says: Sep 17, 2012 2:02 AM

    I have talked to people around town and we all agree that BO had a mild heart attack on the field.

  6. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 17, 2012 6:29 AM

    bucsrulez24 :

    Thanks for the post. That would explain the symptoms and make alot of sense.

    I am sure sure glad he received immediate assistance. They’ll probably put him on a baby aspirin a day, tell him to avoid stress (in his profession? ha.) and closely watch for other symptoms. That what my the doctor prescribed for my father.

  7. frankiet1 says: Sep 17, 2012 5:30 PM

    It is Wrong to assume it is a Mild Heart Attack. He would have been Hospitalized and Monitored. I am Sure that most of the tests run on Bo were were orientated towards looking for Heart problems. It could have actually been a Virus or some other Minor Health issue. Hopefully they will make a statement to end all the Speculating. Above all Else I Thank God it was Minor and that Bo Feeling Better!

    As for the People who give a Thumbs Down to a Positive and Compassionate Post or Post Profane Garbage etc.! I Have a German Shepherd Dog that is ONE Hell of Lot MORE INTELLIGENT THEN YOU ARE!

  8. tigersgeaux says: Sep 17, 2012 5:38 PM

    Great news on a great man and a great coach. May Nebraska always remember we sent him to you from the bayou! HA.

    frankiet1: Agree. You made me miss “Captain” my late sherpherd. A whole lot more intelligent and even more compassionate!

  9. frankiet1 says: Sep 17, 2012 5:49 PM

    tigersgeaux I am Very Sorry for Your Loss! Captain must Have Been a Wonderful Dog and Companion! My German Shepherd Girl Boo is 8 years old. She is a Full Blood German Shepherd and VERY Intelligent n’ Loving. I Also Have a Black Lab named Sadie who is 8 years old, who is Also Full Blooded. She is Not Real Smart, But Very Loving! They are like Children to me! . I have 9 Grand children and 3 Children, and My Dogs Feel Just Like one of the Family!!

    tigersgeaux -God Bless!

  10. tigersgeaux says: Sep 17, 2012 6:03 PM


    Thank you for your kindness. Your post brought tears to my eyes and big lump in my throat.

    Captain brought so many years of joy to me. He saved my life at least once and from great bodily harm or death another time. He was a great swimmer and great athlete.

    Captain walked with me for March of Dimes for many years and in the past year helped me to walk door to door to start a new Neighborhood Watch begun by southernpatriots’ family in the south Louisiana town that suffered unspeakable horror to two young children by pervert child predators.

    The physician in the family of southernpatriots who posts here on CFT, fed Captain some slow smoked Cajun sausage and Captain fell in love with him too. Anytime we were within a block or so, he would bark and tug on his leash. The doc said Captain was a Cajun German Shepherd…ha!

    Captain was a great companion and full blooded. He not only made me feel safe, but made me safe.
    God bless you and Boo and Sadie!

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