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What is Pelini's place among fans?

Originally Published: September 17, 2013
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- There is a nun in Omaha who is so passionate about Nebraska football that she has written more than 100 letters to the local newspaper about the Cornhuskers. On the wall of her apartment is an autographed photo from Tom Osborne, who thanked her for her support. When she dies, Sister Mary Hlas wants the Nebraska fight song played at the end of her funeral, even though her colleagues are pushing for something more traditional, like "Ave Maria."

Times are tough these days in ...

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