Bo Pelini debunks rumors of Miami move

December, 9, 2010
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Wednesday afternoon, a report in the Miami Herald said Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had been granted permission by the school to "pursue the job."
"According to another source, Pelini has shown mixed signals, at some points expressing interest and at other points conveying reservations," the report read.

But Pelini spoke to the Lincoln Journal Star on Wednesday evening to address the report, or, perhaps more accurately, not address the report.

"I don't address rumor and innuendo," Pelini told the paper.

He also added that his Thursday plans were recruiting for Nebraska.

Athletic director Tom Osborne addressed the report more directly, adding that he was surprised when notified of Pelini's supposed intentions.

"Bo's never talked to me about anything like that," Osborne said. "If he got permission (to talk to Miami), he didn't get it from me."

Nebraska is set to face Washington in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30.

Pelini might not be the only Big 12 coach being targeted by the Hurricanes. The Herald also had a report earlier this week that Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville was in contention to replace fired coach Randy Shannon.

I'd be very, very surprised if he seriously entertained the Miami job after just one season in Lubbock, but for Big 12 fans, the Miami coaching search, relegated to second fiddle with the Florida job being vacated by Urban Meyer on Wednesday, is definitely one to keep an eye on.

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