As many a sideline camera have shown us before, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is not a man who is afraid to show his emotions. Nobody has ever had to wonder if Bo Pelini was upset with them because Bo Pelini makes sure you know when he's upset with you.
And after a bad practice on Saturday, Pelini wants his team to know he's upset with them.
"What I watched was a mentally weak football team, a bad football team, especially on the defensive side of the football," Pelini told the Lincoln Journal Star. "Call it what it is. We have a long, long, long way to go."
"It's a mentally weak football team. Guys gave in and didn't feel like practicing. I'm ashamed of what I just watched on that practice field."
It's not that surprising to learn that Nebraska is having some problems on defense this spring. While the Cornhuskers have 13 starters returning from last year's Legends Division champion, only four of those starters are on the defensive side of the ball.
The good news for Nebraska is that Pelini did say that the majority of the first week of Nebraska practices were good. It's just Saturday's session that was "horrendous." Pelini also made sure to say that the blame didn't just fall on the players.
"It starts with coaching. The coaching's not where it needs to be and the execution's nowhere where it needs to be. That pretty much sums it all up."
Good thing Pelini and company still have more than five months before they have to do it for real.
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