Pelini: No more issues with Snyder

July, 27, 2009
7/27/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

IRVING, Texas -- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini apparently has made up with Kansas State coach Bill Snyder.

Pelini was involved in a celebrated shouting match with Snyder after KSU notched a 38-9 victory over the Cornhuskers in Lincoln in 2003 when Pelini was defensive coordinator on Frank Solich's final team.

"That's nothing," Pelini said. "It's water under the bridge. It's nothing that I'm concerned about or Coach Snyder is."

Pelini was irate after Snyder kept his first-stringers in the game late in the one-sided contest. KSU fullback Ayo Saba rumbled for a isx-yard TD run with 1:31 left against a Nebraska defense composed of Pelini's substitutes.

That led to a meeting after the game between Pelini and Snyder where Pelini expressed his displeasure with Snyder's coaching methods in some rather choice terms.

Pelini appeared contrite when he described his actions after that 2003 game.

"I have a lot of respect for him," Pelini said. "It's a mistake I made six years ago and that's the way it is."

Snyder, who is returning to coaching after a three-season sabbatical, recently praised Pelini when he recently visited Lincoln for a Catbackers meeting. And it was a reason why Pelini ended discussion of the subject abruptly on Monday.

"It's a dead issue," Pelini said.  

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