Awe…Bo Pelini is a Great Dad
Say what you want about Bo Pelini as a football coach. The man makes a lot of money and his results are displayed on Saturdays in the Fall. But, as fans, we seldom see in to the personal lives of coaches. Last night's Duke-North Carolina basketball game gave us a quick look at Pelini as a father. Pelini was at Cameron Indoor Stadium (proof). Why? It wasn't because he is a hoops junkie. It wasn't to learn from Coach K or Roy. It wasn't to recruit in North Carolina. He was there because the trip and the game was a birthday gift to his son, who is a Duke fan. This is another clear illustration of Pelini the family man. He has his kids with him on the field after Husker games. He's been spotted going to their activities and games around Lincoln. His daughter's art work hangs in his office. And, now he gives a very cool birthday gift to his son. That all lends credibility to a coach who describes his team culture and environment as a "family" setting, and puts a softer side to the coach who is too often depicted as a screaming hard case. Bo Pelini - the father - is a guy more people would like to meet and know.