Nebraska coach Bo Pelini apologized Monday morning for Saturday night's outbursts during the Texas A&M game and said quarterback Taylor Martinez was excused Sunday from a voluntary workout.
"I'm a passionate person ...," said Pelini whose team was called for 16 penalties Saturday night. "It's OK to disagree with the calls. It's the way you disagree with the call. At times I got too animated."
Pelini said twice that he was "sorry" for his conduct during a regulary scheduled Monday press conference. After a meeting with Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman Pelini said he had the full support of the administration. Perlman, on Sunday, publicly criticized Pelini's conduct. Not only did the coach vehemently disagree with some of the calls -- justifiably, some would say -- but Pelini angrily spoke to Martinez on the sidelines. The outburst was caught during the nationally televised game.
Pelini added that Martinez was not suspended and will play, if healthy, Friday against Colorado.
Pelini was asked specifically if the outburst had anything to do with "texting or talking to his dad" while getting treatment for an injury.
"I've already said I'm not going to get into that ... That's nobody's business but ours. I have heard things that are being said out there and they're way off base," Pelini said.
Asked if Big 12 officials could be "out to get" Nebraska, Pelini responded, "I don't know. I've never really thought about that. I can't speculate on that."
The coach also shot down some reports that Martinez may have missed a mandatory team meeting on Sunday. Pelini said Martinez missed what was termed a "Sunday shake out" because of his leg injury.
"It's a voluntary jog around to get the kinks out," Pelini said.
"He and I are on the same page. There are no issues there."