Somebody needs to inform Bo Pelini, still new to this whole Twitter game, that nothing is official until it is shared on Twitter. The Nebraska head coach reportedly signed a five-year contract extension earlier this week, when nobody had heard much of a peep about it.
According to Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com, Pelini signed the extension that will keep Pelini in charge in Lincoln through the 2018 season, so we can officially remove Pelini from any coaching hot seats heading in to the 2014 season. Nebraska has yet to officially comment on the contract status, likely because the extension still has to be approved by the university in an official capacity. This is not uncommon, and it should not be much longer before an official statement can be made about the news.
Nebraska is coming off their first season without a top 25 finish under Pelini since his firsts season in Lincoln in 2008. No Nebraska team under Pelini has finished with fewer than nine wins. Since being hired as head coach at Nebraska, the Huskers are 59-24 and have played in two Big 12 championship games and one Big Ten championship game.