Pellini Not Impressed With UCLA, Throws Huskers' Kicker Under the Bus

Interesting comments from Bo Pellini on the official site. He did say the Bruins "earned" the win but check out his response to his thoughts on whether the Bruins made defensive adjustments:

Not really. Believe me, there were yards out there to get. Obviously starting the second half with the fumble doesn't help, but there were points out there to be had. Anyone's going to make adjustments as the game goes along and we knew what they were doing. To me it starts up front. We didn't play well up front in the second half. We had drops, we had a lot of things. It was a team loss and a team effort there in the second half offensively. We had a breakdown here, a breakdown there and it adds up to not having any sustained drives."

Okay then. Guess Bruin D had nothing to do with shutting them down to 6 points and 105 yards. Pellini is also not all that impressed with Hundley:

"I thought Hundley played well, and I thought we contributed a lot to that. But I give him credit. He did a good job."

And he kind of threw his kicker under the bus:

on Brett Maher's missed field goal (second half) when the game was tied, 27-27

"It hurt us. We had a chance to take the lead and gain some momentum and it was disappointing."

Yikes. That can't be good for the moral. It was Maher's long FG that gave them some momentum at the end of first half and he connected on another long one in the second. That comment seems a little odd.

I love Nebraska fans. So I will defer to them re. Pellini but his comments above seem a little weird to say the least. Perhaps it's a result of being under pressure. He has lost 4 games in each of his first 4 years. It could be a make or break year for him. Giving up 650+ yards despite having a reputation of a defensive minded coach probably doesn't help. Oh well, good luck to them.


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