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Bo Pelini

Head football coach Bo Pelini responds to a question regarding his new red blazer during the Nebraska athletics news conference on Monday at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini showed up Monday for his weekly news conference sporting a new look.

He wore a red blazer over a white button-up.

"It's the 125th year of (Husker football)," he said. "I wanted to pay respects to coach Devaney and coach Osborne."

"I like the look," he added.

Looked very professional.

A few nuggets:

* Nebraska's 2014 captains: Ameer Abdullah, Kenny Bell, Jake Cotton, Corey Cooper and Josh Mitchell. No surprises there.

* Tommy Armstrong will start at quarterback. We knew that. Will Ryker Fyfe enter the game at some point, perhaps at a pre-determined time of the game? Pelini wouldn't commit to such a scenario. 

"We're going to play to win the football game ..." he said.

* Sophomore tight end Cethan Carter had a "great camp," Pelini said. Carter is a physical blocker with "great hands," Pelini said. Nebraska could really use a greater contribution from that position. I think we'll see that this season, led by Carter and Sam Cotton.

* Ameer Abdullah will be a part of the return game on special teams. What's more, he could play a couple other "unique roles" on the teams," Pelini said, playing it close to the vest.

"He's good at everything he does," the coach said.

* Pelini said he has spoken with Husker athletic director Shawn Eichorst about playing neutral-site games in the future. "We're not going to shy from playing anybody," the coach said. "But it's got to set up with the rest of your schedule."


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