Husker Coach Bo Pelini has a lot of Columbia family ties
Matt Sodl emailed me to point out that Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini, who guided the Huskers to a 26-21 win in the Gator Bowl yesterday, has a lot of family ties to Columbia.
First off, one of his Nebraska assistants is his brother Carl Pelini, who played two years for the Lions before eligibility issues and other hurdles convinced him to quit football and transfer back home to Youngstown State.
But Bo's older brother Vince Pelini '81, was a 1st Team All Ivy linebacker for the Lions and deservedly so. In late 2007, I blogged about Vince's son Mark, who plays at Cardinal Mooney high school in Youngstown and is highly-regarded offensive lineman prospect. I mistakenly identified him as a senior in 2007, but he is actually a current junior and will be a senior for the 2009 season.