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Pelini's team developing gritty attitude for comebacks

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

A good indicator of a coach's success is how a team responds after trailing at halftime.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had a strong first season, twice leading the Cornhuskers back from halftime deficits.

His number is even more remarkable considering that the Cornhuskers were 0-17 in games where they trailed at the half under his predecessor, Bill Callahan.

Callahan's numbers gain even more context when compared against those of his predecessor, Frank Solich. The Cornhuskers were 7-12 in games where they trailed at the half in the five-season coaching tenure of Solich.

And here's a look at how the Cornhuskers' last three head coaches have fared in games where they were ahead, behind or tied at halftime.

Note: Pelini's record also includes his victory over Michigan in the 2003 Alamo Bowl as an interim coach.