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We have the recent one...with Moos being handsy and then passed out at local lincoln bars...which of course must have happened on the day when everyone forgot their cell phones.

 

We have Bo's wife wearing gloves that said FUSP on them...which again no one got a picture of.

 

We have the "meeting" underground the day of the Texas game...which again...no one got a picture of Bo and his staff going in or out of a hotel...on a gameday...in Lincoln.

 

We have TO hiding a gun?

 

What other crazy ones have you heard?

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10 minutes ago, teachercd said:

We have the recent one...with Moos being handsy and then passed out at local lincoln bars...which of course must have happened on the day when everyone forgot their cell phones.

 

We have Bo's wife wearing gloves that said FUSP on them...which again no one got a picture of.

 

We have the "meeting" underground the day of the Texas game...which again...no one got a picture of Bo and his staff going in or out of a hotel...on a gameday...in Lincoln.

 

We have TO hiding a gun?

 

What other crazy ones have you heard?

 

Can you give me a quick reminder on the "FUSP", texas meeting, and TOs gun stories? I don't remember any of that?!

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Just now, B.B. Hemingway said:

 

Can you give me a quick reminder on the "FUSP", texas meeting, and TOs gun stories? I don't remember any of that?!

Sure!

 

The FUSP was allegedly something that Mary Pat Pelini wrote on her gloves/mittens after Bo did not get the job the first time.  The rumor is she wore those gloves at the bowl game (I think) and of course EVERYONE saw it...but there is no picture that I know of.  f#&% You Steve Pederson.  I don't believe this story BUT it is one that is believable. 

 

Texas Meeting:  This one has gained crazy legs because of message boards.  So, the day of the Texas game (Red Out Around The World) I guess there were some boosters that had upset Bo and his staff...Sooooooo Bo and his staff drove/walked over to a hotel (Cornhusker?  I can't remember) and met with this booster(s) in private, in the basement and basically bullied and threatened the booster.  The booster was soooooooo scared that he ran back to his tailgate and told everyone and everyone at the tailgate could see how scared he was...This one still gets a lot of "I heard it is true" and even some media guys have spouted off that it is true.   This one, not true in my mind.  Bo and Carl (One more staff member I think) on gameday (11am game I think) getting around Lincoln, in and out of a hotel and no one sees them and snaps a picture?  NO ONE?  This story became so big because people wanted to nail Bo...it of course did not really start leaking out until well after "it happened"

 

TO Gun story:  More people can chime in on this one, I don't know it as well.  A robbery or shooting took place?  And somehow TO ended up with the players gun and hid it/kept it in his office so that the player could not get in trouble.  

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I want to believe the Cornhusker Hotel story real badly, because that's entirely in character with Bo. I'm also a fan of the "Ritchie Incognito fought the entire baseball team at a house party" story. 

 

The TO Gun story goes something like this: Riley Washington apparently robbed someone at gunpoint, apparently it was Tyronne Williams, gave the gun to TO, and he "hid" it under the auspices of waiting to turn it over to the police. 

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The hidden gun story is true.  From SI in 1995

 

Tyrone Williams, a senior cornerback, was charged in March 1994 with two felonies--unlawful discharge of a firearm and use of a weapon to commit a felony--in connection with a Jan. 30, 1994, shooting. Police say that Williams fired two shots into a car occupied by former New York Jet safety Kevin Porter, who was in town visiting friends. Porter was not hit. After the shooting, but before Williams was charged, then-Nebraska assistant Kevin Steele was given Williams's .22 caliber revolver. Then Steele and Osborne locked the gun in a cabinet.

 

"When the chief of police and I learned that a gun wanted in connection with a felony shooting was in Osborne's possession when it should have been immediately turned over to the police, then you have evidence that is being withheld," Lacey says.

 

When his actions came to light, Osborne said, "Frankly, if anybody had asked, we would have given it to them sooner. No charges had been filed, so we didn't think anybody was anxious about it." Osborne has said all along that he notified campus police about the gun. Last week Osborne conceded in an interview with SI that prosecutors were probably looking for the gun at the time he filed it away. "The weapon was missing when we asked [Williams] to get it. If we hadn't made him give us the gun, the police might never have gotten it."

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The reason the Bo hotel story is believable is because it’s not something that is beneath Bo Pelini to do. That’s probably the best type of rumor. Something you can see the person actually doing but is slightly crazier than normal. 

 

Even though I don’t believe it... I’m only like 60% sure it didn’t happen.

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The Bo booster story seems plausible.  I think it's interesting that the recorded Bo rant post OSU game didn't generate more rumors until it was actually reported on years later.

 

The Moos story makes me shake my head in disgust.  I still think it was a lame attempt to discredit Moos before he could fire Miles.

 

An Illini booster reminded me about TO and the gun story which I had completely forgotten about.  I googled it later and came across article(s) about it, probably the SI article posted above.

 

There's always a lot of crazy rumors surrounding coaching hires.  Tressel in Lincoln had a lot of people convinced he would be the next coach.

 

The Solich as a womanizer with a drinking problem are strange rumors.  I don't know if they had any factual basis or are as some people suggest, started by SP to justify his decision to fire Frank.

 

Rumor mongering about the program seems to be a Nebraska past time which I think is both good and bad.  I'm thinking about the PSU scandal where apparently Sandusky was commonly referred to as Jerry the Perv or something similar which is proof rumors existed.  I like to think that If enough decent Nebraskans heard rumors about something scandalous like this that they would demand the facts come out and people held accountable rather than it continuing on for decades.  UNL administrators might react similarly to how the PSU administrators did which is why the press is important.  LJS may fall in line but I believe the OWH would have no problem digging into stories like this and hopefully expose what is going on.  The bad is when someone starts a false rumor which becomes so widespread that it appears credible.

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Here is why the basement one is soooooo hard to believe.

 

1.  Game was early

2.  Lincoln was packed

3.  The HC for the Huskers is an easy guy to spot

4.  Cell phones

5.  Fans started to hate him and were looking for anything and this basement story sounds AWESOME

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FWIW, I heard a slightly different version of Bo and the Cornhusker Hotel story. 

 

A booster’s son was spouting off about how his dad was “going to get Bo fired.” The team stayed at the Cornhusker the night before the UT game, and as they were leaving, Bo spotted this booster’s son. Bo and Carl (somehow) had a sheriff or LPD officer stand look out as they coerced the booster’s son to the basement/parking garage and as the officer stood watch, Bo and Carl unloaded profanities on him, threatening him etc.

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The Solich womanizing/impregnating a coed one always seemed fishy to me. Maybe it was legit, but he just never struck me as that kind of guy. 

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1 minute ago, Fru said:

The Solich womanizing/impregnating a coed one always seemed fishy to me. Maybe it was legit, but he just never struck me as that kind of guy. 

I think you're confsuing Solich with Bill McCartney, and the coed with his daughter being impregnated by a player. 

 

Colorado digs continuing through September 13th!

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13 minutes ago, runningblind said:

I think you're confsuing Solich with Bill McCartney, and the coed with his daughter being impregnated by a player. 

 

Colorado digs continuing through September 13th!

 

I do remember hearing about that Solich rumor as well for whatever worthless grain of salt lol.  Wasn't there also smoke around Carl Pelini's departure being due to him fooling around with a prominent booster's wife?

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23 minutes ago, Xmas32 said:

 

I do remember hearing about that Solich rumor as well for whatever worthless grain of salt lol.  Wasn't there also smoke around Carl Pelini's departure being due to him fooling around with a prominent booster's wife?

I recall hearing that and something about him being fond of drugs,  coke maybe. 

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21 minutes ago, runningblind said:

I recall hearing that and something about him being fond of drugs,  coke maybe. 

 

Yeah the coke thing definitely popped up when he was at FAU.  

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Anyone of a certain age knows that Frank Solich liked the drink and the ladies. 

 

For years you could get away with it because it wasn't really a thing. It was a perk. Frank was hardly the only sports coach to indulge. But by the year 2000, it was getting pretty dangerous.

 

Frank got a DUI in Ohio shortly after he took the MAC job. That's a fact. There was a poster on here who believe Steve Pederson had someone spike Frank's drink to help justify the firing. Frank's own excuses were a little embarrassing.

 

He was a helluva fullback and a good coach. He just liked the drink and the ladies. 

 

Also back in that simpler time......Bob Devaney drove drunk almost nightly.  

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2 hours ago, Fru said:

FWIW, I heard a slightly different version of Bo and the Cornhusker Hotel story. 

 

A booster’s son was spouting off about how his dad was “going to get Bo fired.” The team stayed at the Cornhusker the night before the UT game, and as they were leaving, Bo spotted this booster’s son. Bo and Carl (somehow) had a sheriff or LPD officer stand look out as they coerced the booster’s son to the basement/parking garage and as the officer stood watch, Bo and Carl unloaded profanities on him, threatening him etc.

 

 

That's how I heard it as well. And I know with probably 90% confidence that the team always stayed at the Cornhusker the night before home games, which would dispel the biggest issue teach has with the story being that Bo wouldn't be able to get in and out without being seen. 

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Why would Bo Pelini need to go to the basement of a hotel to verbally berate someone when he was happy to do it routinely on national television?

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31 minutes ago, Landlord said:

 

 

That's how I heard it as well. And I know with probably 90% confidence that the team always stayed at the Cornhusker the night before home games, which would dispel the biggest issue teach has with the story being that Bo wouldn't be able to get in and out without being seen. 

The rumor has always been day of the game, I have never once heard night before.  I say that just because the rumor started with that booster "coming back to the tailgate after the showdown in the basement..."

But who knows!

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5 minutes ago, teachercd said:

The rumor has always been day of the game, I have never once heard night before.  I say that just because the rumor started with that booster "coming back to the tailgate after the showdown in the basement..."

But who knows!

 

I always assumed Bo passed by the booster (or his son) in the Cornhusker and they just exchanged “F you’s” and then the story grew into something it wasn’t. 

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2 hours ago, runningblind said:

I think you're confsuing Solich with Bill McCartney, and the coed with his daughter being impregnated by a player. 

 

Colorado digs continuing through September 13th!

 

Nah it was definitely Frank that I heard it about. IIRC, there was also some connection between the girl and David City. 

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9 minutes ago, Fru said:

 

I always assumed Bo passed by the booster (or his son) in the Cornhusker and they just exchanged “F you’s” and then the story grew into something it wasn’t. 

That would make way more sense than what the story has become.

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Weren't there tons of smoke about Marvin Sanders having relations with a student as well? Man, I feel like Bo never recovered from his departure. 

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This is not really a crazy story.

I just found it weird when I saw that Lauren Cook jumped from Taylor Martinez to Ben Cotton within the same year. 

I guess it aint no fun if the homies can't get none. 

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1 minute ago, Vince R. said:

Wasn't there tons of smoke about Marvin Sanders having relations with a student as well? Man, I feel like Bo never recovered from his departure. 

Thought is was something to do with him on a recruiting trip to Vegas maybe.

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3 hours ago, teachercd said:

Here is why the basement one is soooooo hard to believe.

 

1.  Game was early

 

 

The Texas game in 2010 was a 2:30 kick.

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1 hour ago, Guy Chamberlin said:

Anyone of a certain age knows that Frank Solich liked the drink and the ladies. 

 

For years you could get away with it because it wasn't really a thing. It was a perk. Frank was hardly the only sports coach to indulge. But by the year 2000, it was getting pretty dangerous.

 

Frank got a DUI in Ohio shortly after he took the MAC job. That's a fact. There was a poster on here who believe Steve Pederson had someone spike Frank's drink to help justify the firing. Frank's own excuses were a little embarrassing.

 

He was a helluva fullback and a good coach. He just liked the drink and the ladies. 

 

Also back in that simpler time......Bob Devaney drove drunk almost nightly.  

 

Yeah Bob liked to drink as did Joe Cipriano, often times together I've heard. I do know for a fact that Cipriano was absolutely wasted in the middle of a day when I went to his basketball camp back in 78ish. He came in to an afternoon session looking like Joe Lounge Lizard, shirt unbuttoned to his navel and long gold chains. He came in yelled at all the campers for awhile, slurring his words and stumbling about then he left. Absolutely true story.

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2 hours ago, Xmas32 said:

 

I do remember hearing about that Solich rumor as well for whatever worthless grain of salt lol.  Wasn't there also smoke around Carl Pelini's departure being due to him fooling around with a prominent booster's wife?

Carl fooling around with a booster’s wife was true. She divorced her husband and she went with Carl to Florida when he took the FAU head coaching job. 

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My brother told me that when Devaney was AD he would drive his Cadillac thru campus to get to his office at the football stadium. He literally drove his car on the large sidewalks which students use to walk thru campus. He was also a big drinker and he would go out with Barry Switzer the Friday night before the OU game every year.

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One of the funniest rumors from when I was in school was why Jason Peter didn’t travel to the Kansas State game in Manhattan in 1994. He supposedly had a “groin injury” from microwaving a piece of liver and using it to masturbate. He proceeded to burn his member and couldn’t play that week. 

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1 minute ago, ColoradoHusk said:

One of the funniest rumors from when I was in school was why Jason Peter didn’t travel to the Kansas State game in Manhattan in 1994. He supposedly had a “groin injury” from microwaving a piece of liver and using it to masturbate. He proceeded to burn his member and couldn’t play that week. 

Yep!  I was going to bring this up.

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4 minutes ago, knapplc said:

Carl married that booster's daughter.

 

She is a former Miss Nebraska (2008). Andrea Stine, from Elkhorn.

 

They applied for their marriage license in Saunders Co in 2014.

 

Here's the two of them together.

I don’t know if her family is a big booster. I think she was originally married to the son of a booster from GI. 

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Just now, ColoradoHusk said:

I don’t know if her family is a big booster. I think she was originally married to the son of a booster from GI

 

Yes, that's the story I heard.

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The daughter in law of the booster that Carl slept with basically told Tom and Harvey that carl was going, or his money was.  They told bo and bo freaked out.  Bo stormed to a certain downtown steakhouse when he heard the booster was there. But the booster was at the havelock location and Bo had to be restrained  in the back of the restuarnt. 

 

I know im a random internet guy, but this one i know to be true.

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4 minutes ago, Lightfighter214 said:

 

 

The daughter in law of the booster that Carl slept with basically told Tom and Harvey that carl was going, or his money was.  They told bo and bo freaked out.  Bo stormed to a certain downtown steakhouse when he heard the booster was there. But the booster was at the havelock location and Bo had to be restrained  in the back of the restuarnt. 

 

I know im a random internet guy, but this one i know to be true.

Yes!  A new one to add to the list!

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The story that I heard about Terrell Farley getting popped for his 2nd DUI during the 1996 season was that when the cops pulled him over and that Farley stopped his car and just took off running. The cops knew they wouldn’t be able to catch him, so they didn’t even give chase. But they knew it was him, so later that night they went to his house and arrested him. 

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Am I remembering a different Bo and Carl story where they also cornered a guy in a corridor, but it was 2003 after he didn't get the HC gig and they were berating a sports reporter?

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7 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

The story that I heard about Terrell Farley getting popped for his 2nd DUI during the 1996 season was that when the cops pulled him over and that Farley stopped his car and just took off running. The cops knew they wouldn’t be able to catch him, so they didn’t even give chase. But they knew it was him, so later that night they went to his house and arrested him. 

Never heard that one...

 

I have always heard that "now" the LPD can't wait to bust football players where "back in the day" they would always let them off...I don't know when "back in the day" was but that is what I have been told.

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This isn’t a rumor, but I thought this was pretty funny when I was at UNL. I worked with this girl who was dating Adam Julch (offensive tackle, 1995-99). During that time, the players would always wear white hats with their numbers on the front in big, red font. This girl would always say that she would get heckled by fans when she would go to games wearing the hat with Adam’s number.

 

Does anyone remember what number Adam wore for the Huskers?

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1 minute ago, teachercd said:

Never heard that one...

 

I have always heard that "now" the LPD can't wait to bust football players where "back in the day" they would always let them off...I don't know when "back in the day" was but that is what I have been told.

When they were winning 10+ games a year....

.. 9 wins gets you arrested 

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1 minute ago, teachercd said:

Never heard that one...

 

I have always heard that "now" the LPD can't wait to bust football players where "back in the day" they would always let them off...I don't know when "back in the day" was but that is what I have been told.

I think when NU was awesome, the Lincoln and campus police were best friends with the coaches and players. Since, NU has been pretty mediocre the past 20 years, the cops have been out to get the players. 

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3 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

I think when NU was awesome, the Lincoln and campus police were best friends with the coaches and players. Since, NU has been pretty mediocre the past 20 years, the cops have been out to get the players. 

I think cell phones and social media probably changed it a bit as well...

 

I bet players almost hate hitting up the bars now...with Cell Phone Sally just waiting to take a picture and post it.

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1 hour ago, ColoradoHusk said:

Carl fooling around with a booster’s wife was true. She divorced her husband and she went with Carl to Florida when he took the FAU head coaching job. 

 

1 hour ago, knapplc said:

Carl married that booster's daughter.

 

She is a former Miss Nebraska (2008). Andrea Stine, from Elkhorn.

 

They applied for their marriage license in Saunders Co in 2014.

 

Here's the two of them together.

 

Sonofagun...

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1 hour ago, ColoradoHusk said:

This isn’t a rumor, but I thought this was pretty funny when I was at UNL. I worked with this girl who was dating Adam Julch (offensive tackle, 1995-99). During that time, the players would always wear white hats with their numbers on the front in big, red font. This girl would always say that she would get heckled by fans when she would go to games wearing the hat with Adam’s number.

 

Does anyone remember what number Adam wore for the Huskers?

 

Julch wore #69 so the heckling makes sense...on a side note, those hats were awesome.  Would be a cool thing to bring back.

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These aren't really crazy rumors or anything, but a few stories that some of y'all might get a kick out of. They come from a friend of mine that was on the team for Callahan's last season. 

 

- Gruden was around constantly. Always hanging out with Bill and the players. Said he was a cool guy. 

- Before the USC game, Callahan tried to rally the troops by giving some big speech. Apparently it didn't go over real well. At the end of it Callahan singled out Carl Nicks and was like "Carl, you've got a daughter right? Well I want you to imagine that USC D-lineman doing (insert horrible string of disgusting things here) to your daughter. That's how I want you to play tonight." 

- Constant fights and scuffles during practice. One in particular where Victory Haines' nose was broken so badly, he had to have reconstructive surgery on his airways/sinuses, effectively ending his football career. 

- One RB would brazenly steal things from the lockers of "weaker" players (kickers, punters, Freshman)

- Several players blazed up before games. 

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