Bo Pelini Takes Shots at Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst

New Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini ripped into Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst to his former players. (Getty)

New Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini ripped into Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst to his former players. (Getty)

Bo Pelini was in Ohio Wednesday, being introduced as the head coach of Youngstown State.

But the biggest headlines of the day about the coach were still coming out Nebraska.

Pelini, who was fired by Nebraska the day after the regular season ended, ripped into Cornhuskers Athletics Director Shawn Eichorst in a Dec. 2 meeting with players.

The Omaha World-Herald obtained audio from the coach’s final meeting with his former players and Pelini can be heard using expletives when discussing Eichorst.

You can read the entire transcript of Pelini’s talk with his former Cornhusker players here.

“A guy like him, who has no integrity, he doesn’t even understand what a core value is,” Pelini said, according to the tape. “He hasn’t understood it from the day he got here. I saw it when I first met with the guy.”

And also:

“Look who he circles himself with,” Pelini said of Eichorst. “Look at his team of people. C’mon, man. I’d rather f—— work at McDonald’s than work with some of those guys. Not that there’s anything bad about working at McDonald’s.”

Needless to say, Nebraska officials were not pleased.

“If these comments were, indeed, spoken by Mr. Pelini, we are extremely disappointed, but it only reaffirms the decision that he should no longer be a leader of young men at Nebraska,” Nebraska’s statement read. “His habitual use of inappropriate language, and his personal and professional attacks on administrators, are antithetical to the values of our university. His behavior is consistent with a pattern of unprofessional, disrespectful behavior directed by Mr. Pelini toward the passionate fans of Nebraska, employees of the university and, most concerning, our student-athletes.”

Known for a fiery demeanor and the occasional sideline outburst, Pelini had a buyout of $7.9 million from Nebraska and made over $3 million this season.

The details of his contract with Youngstown State have not been announced.