A few Bo peeps heading into UCLA's game at Nebraska on Saturday.
Cornhuskers Coach Bo Pelini insisted Monday that he was not itching for some payback for last season's 36-30 offensive beat-down, in which UCLA rolled up 653 total yards.
Asked whether he was using last season’s game as motivation, Pelini said, “I don’t use that at all. It’s the next team on our schedule. We lost the game to them last year. That’s part of being a competitor. You want to go out there and win the football game. This affords us that opportunity.”
Good coach-speak, but ...
Several media outlets reported that after beating Southern Mississippi, Pelini noted that UCLA was next, telling his players, “they are coming into our house, and we owe them.”
No way anyone would call that a motivational ploy.
As for UCLA's personnel, Pelini could hardly contain himself.
Asked about quarterback Brett Hundley, Pelini said, "he's a very good football player."
Asked about linebacker Anthony Barr, Pelini said, "he's a good player."
The difference between a "very good" and "good" player? Still waiting on the translation.