Pelini says players need to show restraint Print
Written by Admin   
Monday, 06 October 2008 08:55
NCAAF Headline News

 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -Coach Bo Pelini is telling his players to keep their cool.
The Cornhuskers have committed eight personal fouls in five games - not counting the flag Pelini got for unsportsmanlike conduct against Virginia Tech.
``When there is an either-or situation in the heat of the moment, if the situation calls for it, you have to learn to pull off of it and not take the shot. We're not always doing that,'' Pelini said during the Big 12 coaches' teleconference with reporters.
The Huskers were called for two personal fouls in Saturday's 52-17 loss to Missouri.
Defensive end Zach Potter initiated helmet-to-helmet contact with quarterback Chase Daniel in the first quarter. Offensive lineman Matt Slauson was called for a personal foul in the middle of the fourth quarter.
``We need to play smarter,'' Pelini said. ``Not only the personal fouls, but putting ourselves in first-and-15 and some of the things that happen there. We need to be more disciplined and take care of that aspect. Too many penalties.''
He also said there was insufficient evidence to prove Daniel's claim that a Cornhuskers player spat on him before Saturday's game in Lincoln. Pelini said he spoke with his team and talked with Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and characterized his investigation as a lot of ``he said-he said.'' As for whom Daniel accused specifically, Pelini said it was ``a little bit gray.''
Pinkel declined to comment on the matter Monday. Pelini says it's a moot issue now.
The Huskers go into Saturday's game at No. 7 Texas Tech on pace to set a school record for penalties in a season.
The Huskers have been flagged 46 times for 374 yards, and their average of 74.8 penalty yards ranks 115th out of 119 Football Bowl Series schools.
The 2003 Huskers set the season record of 89 penalties, and the 2002 team set the penalty yardage record of 784.
The 14 penalties against Missouri tied the Nebraska record. Through five games last season, the Huskers had been penalized 33 times for 318 yards.
Pelini's fiery demeanor has been received well by players and fans after four years of the aloof Bill Callahan.
But his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Virginia Tech wasn't his first run-in with officials. He also was flagged for the same infraction when he was Nebraska's interim head coach for the 2003 Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State.
Athletic director Tom Osborne declined to comment on Pelini's sideline behavior, saying last week that the issue was between him and Pelini.
Pelini acknowledges he and his assistants must do a better job of conveying to the players the importance of staying disciplined.
``We need to play smarter,'' he said.
 

NCAAFB Team Pages

Top NCAAFB Public Bets

#1 133 Boston College 97%
#2 177 Georgia Southern 93%
#3 195 Ohio State 85%
#4 186 Marshall 84%
#5 129 Central Michigan 83%
#6 199 Nevada 81%
#7 165 Alabama 81%
#8 168 Michigan State 80%
#9 121 Mississippi St 80%
#10 110 South Alabama 79%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NCAAFB Futures

NCAA FOOTBALL TEAM BCS CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS CURRENT
MISSISSIPPI STATE 13/2
FLORIDA STATE 7/1
ALABAMA 7/1
OREGON 15/2
MICHIGAN STATE 15/2
MISSISSIPPI 15/2
GEORGIA 8/1
OHIO STATE 10/1
AUBURN 12/1
TCU 20/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com