Pelini ‘Proud’ of Huskers’ Program Entering Finale

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November 21st, 2011 by Jim Field

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Fourth-year Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he is proud of the strides his program has made despite an up-and-down season.  Fans are grousing after the 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers’ 45-17 loss at Michigan. The Huskers also had a 31-point loss at Wisconsin and a home loss to Northwestern this year.  Pelini won nine, 10 and 10 games his first three years and took his 2010-11 teams to the Big 12 championship game.  The Huskers (8-3, 4-3 Big Ten) were the trendy pick to win the Legends Division in their first year in the conference. Pelini said the week before the opener that the season would not be a success unless the Huskers won the Big Ten championship.  Nebraska finishes the regular season Friday against Iowa (7-4, 4-3).