Bo Pelini Says He's Not A Candidate For Miami Hurricanes Job

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was being connected to the Miami Hurricane head coaching job but on Friday he issued a statement denying that was the case.

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Bo Pelini On Miami Head Coach Job: 'Those Reports Are False'

The rumor mill has been in overdrive this week as Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini was being connected to the Miami Hurricanes head coach job. Two South Florida newspapers reported that there was some form of interest between Pelini and Miami. One said he was preparing to interview and that he was "in the mix" for the job.

When asked about it earlier this week, Pelini declined to comment on "rumors and innuendo" further speculation that something was up.

Now, Pelini has said, in no uncertain terms, that those reports are false:

“The reports that I am preparing to interview at Miami are false. I will not have any additional comment on this matter."

End of story? Sounds like it. Miami has also been connected to Jon Gruden, who later came out and said he was happy at his job with ESPN.

Nebraska keeps its coach and the Miami Hurricanes continue to look.

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Bo Pelini, Miami Head Coach Rumors: Follow The Money?

Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini has been tied to the Miami Hurricanes head coaching job according to various South Florida reports. The reports say that Pelini has talked with Miami and is "in the mix" for the head coach job. When asked about it earlier this week, Pelini chose not to address it fueling rumors that he's interested.

These things often come down to money. Will Pelini follow the money? Who will pay him more? Via Omaha World-Herald:

Pelini makes more than $2 million at NU. The former Hurricane coach, Randy Shannon, was at $1.5 million. Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde wrote that former NFL coach Jon Gruden asked UM for a $3.4 million salary and $1 million for his brother, Jay, to become offensive coordinator. Hyde said the school had no problem with either. But that's Gruden money.

If that's Gruden money, then what's Pelini money? We're not sure. That's a key question, if this is about money. Pelini has to be happy about his pay at Nebraska but, as many people do, he may re-consider if there are better options. Clearly, though, the school has money to pay if they want to considering the offer Gruden reportedly had.

So, will Pelini follow the money?

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Bo Pelini Press Conference: Will He Address Miami Head Coach Rumors?

Rumors surrounding Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini and the Miami Hurricanes head coaching job have been swirling for a few days and it has the potential to come to an end on Friday night. That's when Pelini will hold a news conference after the Huskers practice.

It's really pretty simple for Pelini. Are you interested in taking the Miami Hurricans head coach or not?

Asked about the reports that he has talked to Miami about the head coach job, Pelini declined to comment earlier this week. To many, that's a sign that, indeed, he's speaking with Miami.

If he wasn't talking with them, why wouldn't he say so?

Pelini's opportunity to crush these "rumors and innuendo" will come on Friday.

Of course even in Pelini says he's not interested in the job, we've learned over the years not to take anything head coaches say at face value. Remember Nick Saban? "I will not be the head coach of the Miami Dolphins." But Pelini can go a long way to quieting them on Friday night if he addresses it.

As we said, Pelini has not commented on the reports. One report said Pelini had been granted permission to speak with the Hurricanes but Nebraska AD Tom Osborne said Pelini hasn't addressed that with him and he hasn't issued any permission to speak to Miami.

So Friday night Pelini can clear it up.

Or he won't.

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Bo Pelini And Miami Head Coaching Job? Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

Hmm...Bo Pelini to Miami? No. Well, at least not right now but there are indications something may be brewing. On Wednesday the Miami Herald issued a report on potential head coach candidates for the Miami Hurricanes job. Per the Miami Herald:

According to a UM source, Hocutt also plans to speak with Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, who was granted permission by Nebraska to pursue the job. According to another source, Pelini has shown mixed signals, at some points expressing interest and at other points conveying reservations.
That was on Wednesday and it said the Miami AD "plans" to speak to Pelini. It also states he was "granted permission" to speak with Miami. Nebraska AD Tom Osborne said this week that he did not grant Pelini permission to seek the job.
"Bo's never talked to me about anything like that," Osborne said. "If he got permission (to talk to Miami), he didn't get it from me."
Pelini was also asked about the report and he said he sought no such permission but chose not to address the rest of the report:
"I don't address rumor and innuendo," Pelini said.
Pelini did say, though that he had not sought permission from anyone to speak to another school.

If Pelini was interested in debunking these rumors -- which if he wasn't interested in the job he would be -- then he would simply say, "No I am not a candidate for that job and I have no interest in leaving Nebraska right now." Instead he chose not to address that.

Is there any significance in that? We're not sure.

But it's worth mentioning that another South Florida newspaper -- Sun-Sentinel -- now claims that Pelini talked to Miami.
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has spoken to University of Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt about the Hurricanes' coaching job but has not been offered it, two people with knowledge of the search told the Sun Sentinel on Thursday.

"He is in the mix," one of the sources said.
This one's pretty simple. If Pelini has no interest, he should say so. By not saying anything -- like his non-comment -- then he's giving credence to the rumors. If he's not interested in Miami, why doesn't he just say so?

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