LINCOLN, Neb. -- Fired Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has held one last meeting with his former players at Nebraska.
They met off the university campus, gathering Tuesday night in the auditorium of a local high school.
Pelini was fired Sunday after finishing the season 9-3, his seventh straight season of nine wins or more as Nebraska's coach. But His Huskers never won a conference championship and his teams lost four games in every season he completed. Athletics director Shawn Eichorst said Sunday he made the decision because the Cornhuskers "weren't good enough in the games that mattered" and "I didn't see that changing at the end of the day."
Good to see the real head man regardless of current title, forever thankful and grateful for Coach Bo, great talk tonight!— Givens Price (@gprice78) December 3, 2014
We no longer have Bo, but we got what we wanted tonight. Real insight on everything that has happened, and a chance to say bye w/o any media— Samuel Hahn (@daHAHNi) December 3, 2014
"I love Coach Bo," Suh said. "He was with me in a critical time in my career and I owe a lot to him. He's always supported me in everything that I've done and I'll continue to support him."
Nebraska assistant Barney Cotton will serve as interim coach in the Huskers' bowl game. Other assistants have also been asked to stay under Cotton.
Pelini has not said publicly what his future plans are.
Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein and Mitch Sherman is included in this report.