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Ultimately, this is the bottom-line question for Nebraska fans. In each of his past five seasons, Pelini has lost four games. Nebraska has gotten to a conference title game three times, losing each time and getting shut out of a BCS game. Nebraska has not won a bowl game since the 2009 Holiday Bowl.
Yes, Pelini has a very respectable overall record at 49-20. But is that good enough for Nebraska fans? Will Nebraska fans be satisfied if NU can’t get over the hump, win a conference title, and become relevant on a national stage?
This year is the first season where Pelini will have a roster full of his recruits and a coaching staff full of his hires. Perhaps not this season, but soon, if Pelini is not able to deliver a conference title, then Nebraska fans will have questions to answer about the direction of the team.
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