Nebraska Cornhuskers Rumors: Is Bo Pelini a Candidate For Miami Head Coach?

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIDecember 9, 2010

Is Nebraska coach Bo Pelini a candidate for the Miami job?
Is Nebraska coach Bo Pelini a candidate for the Miami job?Eric Francis/Getty Images

It has been reported that Nebraska's head coach Bo Pelini may be a candidate for the head coaching position at the University of Miami.

The Miami Herald stated that the school officials did plan on talking to the Nebraska head coach. Miami fired head coach Randy Shannon after finishing 7-5 this season. 

However, Tom Osborne, the athletic director at Nebraska, is denying any reports that Pelini is a candidate for the Miami coaching job.

Osborne stated that he has not given permission to Pelini to speak to Miami about their head coaching position. Pelini has also stated that he has not asked for permission from Osborne to interview for the Miami coaching job or any another available job.

Pelini would not give any other comments on the report.

Pelini and his Cornhuskers finished 10-3 and were ranked No. 18 in the BCS Standings.

Regardless of the rumors, Pelini and the Cornhuskers have a bowl game to get ready for. Nebraska will take on the Washington Huskies in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30. If Nebraska can pick up a win on the 30th, it will be their third consecutive Bowl victory.

Nebraska and Pelini do not need any distractions heading into this game, as they want to end their season on a positive note.

This was Pelini's third season as the Nebraska head coach.