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Bo Pelini gets his feline on for ‘Huskers spring game

Bo Pelini Cat 3

If you ever wanted a microcosm of spring football games — and how they’ve evolved into more about entertainment than actual practice — may we direct your attention to Lincoln, Nebraska.

The ever-serious Bo Pelini, who’s never met a hat he didn’t want to throw or player whose ear he didn’t want to chew on, was getting set to lead his Cornhuskers out of the tunnel and onto the Memorial Stadium turf.  As the camera began to pan to the team as it prepared its entrance, with the crowd getting amped up and ready for their beloved Big Red to hit the field… wait a minute… it’s a little fuzzy, but is that what I think it is…

Bo Pelini Cat 2

No, it can’t be.  Then again…

Bo Pelini Cat 2

Yep, it is.  Bo Pelini, head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, gently holding a cat in the second photo and seemingly recreating the Lion King’s “Circle of Life” moment in the first.

For Pelini’s Twitter alter ego, it was game-set-match for the head coach.

(For those unaware of the Bo Pelini/Faux Pelini/Cat dynamic, you can click HERE to catch up on it a bit)

While it didn’t create the dusty atmosphere last year’s spring game did, Pelini dropping his guard and having a little bit of fun — after a very, very turbulent 2013 season — should be seen as a very, very good sign for the Husker faithful.

(Photo credit: Fake Bo Pelini’s Twitter account)

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8 Responses to “Bo Pelini gets his feline on for ‘Huskers spring game”
  1. asimonetti88 says: Apr 12, 2014 3:52 PM

    Not a Huskers fan but I get a kick out of Pelini. I know a lot of fans don’t like him, but he has a big personality and seems to be a good guy overall.

  2. huskerguy says: Apr 12, 2014 6:56 PM

    I wish he would show more of that side… That is freakin hilarious!

  3. timmons94 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:47 PM

    As a diehard huskers fan since 1983- still greatest college team I have ever seen. Love pelini. Maybe bo is chilling out. Go big red

  4. vols84 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:16 PM

    Bo knows reddit.com

  5. sportsbastard says: Apr 13, 2014 3:04 AM

    What a nice break between cursing out players.

  6. sportsbastard says: Apr 13, 2014 3:04 AM

    What a nice break between cursing out players.

  7. dkhhuey says: Apr 13, 2014 10:39 AM

    Outstanding! I’ve been a Bo fan since he played at OSU and love the fact that he is breaking out the comedy to help release a bit of stress!

  8. huskerzfan says: Apr 13, 2014 6:34 PM

    You missed the better tweet from Faux Pelini yesterday when he stated:

    “Thinking about wearing khakis to the Spring Game today”.

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