After the speculation surrounding the job status of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini reached new heights following the Huskers' 38-17 loss to Iowa on Friday, NU athletic director Shawn Eichorst finally broke his silence on the situation on Saturday morning.
In a statement issued to media at roughly 10:30 a.m. CT, Eichorst announced that Pelini would remain Nebraska's head coach through the bowl game and beyond.
"My approach has always been to not comment publicly about our coaches until their full seasons are complete, as I strongly believe it is unfair and counter to best practices," Eichorst said. "However, given the volume of unfounded speculation and conjecture about our head football coach, I want to reaffirm what I have said many times since I have arrived at the University of Nebraska - that I positively respect, appreciate and support our football student-athletes, coaches and staff, as we do everyone in the Husker family. We very much look forward to our upcoming bowl game and Coach Pelini continuing to lead our program in the future."
Nebraska ended the 2013 regular season at 8-4 and will likely be headed to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 28. Kickoff for that game is set for 8:15 p.m. CT.