Don Long seems to think so : http://dandydon.com/ The Bo Pelini File : Birthdate: December 13, 1967 Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio High School: Cardinal Mooney, 1986 College: Ohio State, 1990 Family: wife, Mary Pat son, Patrick; daughters, Kathryn and Caralyn Coaching History: 2004 Oklahoma - Co-Defensive Coor./ Defensive Backs Coach Nov. 30, 2003-Jan. 12, 2004 - Nebraska Interim Head Coach 2003 Nebraska - Defensive Coordinator 2000-2002 Green Bay Packers - Assistant Coach and Linebackers Coach 1997-1999 New England Patriots - Assistant Coach and Linebackers Coach 1994-1996 San Francisco 49ers - Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs Coach 1993 Cardinal Mooney HS (Youngstown, Ohio) - Assistant Coach and Quarterbacks Coach 1991 Iowa - Graduate Assistant and Receivers Coach Bowl Games as a Coach (2) 2004 Alamo (Nebraska), 1991 Holiday (Iowa) Bowl Games as a Player (2) Jan. 1990 Hall of Fame (Ohio State), Dec. 1990 Liberty (Ohio State) Coaching Accomplishments * In January 2004, Pelini led Nebraska to a 17-3 victory over Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl. * In 2003, Pelini's Blackshirts forced 47 turnovers, which tied the Nebraska season record set during the 1971 national championship run. Their takeaway total ranked No. 2 in the nation and allowed Nebraska to lead the nation in turnover margin at +1.77 per game. * Pelini guided a defense that pitched a pair of shutouts, the first time Nebraska had two shutouts in the same season since 1999. Nebraska ranked in the top 15 nationally in four of five major defensive statistical categories, including No. 1 in pass efficiency defense (88.66 rating), No. 2 in scoring defense (14.5 ppg), No. 11 in passing yards allowed (177.8 ypg) and No. 11 in total defense (297.2 ypg). * In 2003, Pelini's unit held eight opponents to less than 100 yards rushing and seven to less than 250 yards of total offense. * In 2002, as linebackers coach of the Packers, Green Bay ranked fourth in pass defense among all NFL teams, allowing 188.4 yards per game. In three years with the team, the Packers posted a 33-15 regular season record. In 2001, Green Bay advanced to the second round of the playoffs, and in 2002 the Packers qualified for the playoffs a third consecutive year. * Pelini coached the linebackers for the New England Patriots under Pete Carroll. Pelini held that position from 1997 to 1999. His efforts in 1997 were highlighted by the first Pro Bowl appearance for Chris Slade, the first Patriots linebacker to be voted to the Pro Bowl since Johnny Rembert in 1989. The Patriots were a combined 27-21 with Pelini on staff and advanced to the playoffs in both 1997 and 1998. * Served on George Seifert's San Francisco 49ers staff for three seasons (1994-96). Originally hired as a scouting assistant in the spring of 1994, Pelini soon joined the coaching staff as a defensive backs coach through the 1996 season. The 49ers won Super Bowl XXIX in 1994 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs the next two seasons. Prominent Pupils * Josh Bullocks (Nebraska, 2003), 2003 All-American/Thorpe Semifinalist * Demorrio Williams (Nebraska, 2003), 2003 first team All-Big 12 * Torrance Marshall (Green Bay, 2001-2002) * Chris Slade (New England, 1997-1999) 1997 All-Pro led defense and Patriots to Super Bowl * Deion Sanders (San Francisco, 1994) Accomplishments as a Player * A standout FS at Ohio State, Pelini earned four letters (1987-90). He helped the Buckeyes to a 15-8 record his last two seasons and earned academic Big Ten honors three times. * As a senior co-captain, Pelini received the Bo Rein Award, given to the Buckeyes' most inspirational senior. He also won the Jack Stephenson Award as the top athlete in business school and the Arnie Chonko Award as Ohio State's top defensive back.