Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
Nebraska's records since 2008: 9-4, 10-4, 10-4, 9-4, 10-4. Sensing a pattern?
Of course, those have been Bo Pelini’s records at Nebraska since his arrival in 2008. Sure, he’s won consistently. But he’s also lost consistently, four games a season. He’s gotten Nebraska to three conference title games, losing a heartbreaker to Texas, a collapse against Oklahoma and an embarrassment against Wisconsin.
In other words, Pelini has hit a ceiling with Nebraska, up until now. Going into year six of his regime, Pelini has to know that he needs to break through that ceiling, and quickly, if he is to maintain the support of the fanbase and the perception of Nebraska as a national power in football.
If you’d like to contact Patrick, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, you could always...Follow @patrickrunge.