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Steven M. Sipple: Pelini remains polarizing figure in Nebraska, but narrative has softened

In pondering Bo Pelini's new job as defensive coordinator at LSU, a slice of Nebraska football history springs to mind.

Please flash back to Nov. 25, 2007, the day Pelini interviewed to become the Huskers' head coach. The interview took place early on a Sunday afternoon in a small building at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, airport.

"It was raining awfully hard, as I recall," Tom Osborne told the Journal Star months later.

Osborne, then Nebraska's interim athletic director, fired Husker head coach Bill Callahan on Nov. 24 and was just beginning to interview candidates for the vacancy.