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Bo Pelini Has These Fangs and These Claws

In what has to be considered one of the most uptight, contentious preseason interviews I've ever seen, Bo Pelini managed to come across even more prickish than usual. This wasn't a Dennis Green or Jim Mora styled meltdown. Nope, it was even more uncomfortable than that, mainly because the press conference came after, ummm, practice, before a snap had been taken in the 2010 seaason.

I suspect there are police interrogations that are more cordial than this. Enjoy, courtesy of Big Red Today.

I thought it was especially uncomfortable when these easy going Midwestern reporters tried to take the edge off with jokes and attempts to make small talk. Just great television that needs HBO and a little production value and it will be pure gold reality TV.

As Better of Red's Farmer Ted wondered a while back, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Pelini?.

Speaking of interview and Coach Pelini's awkwardness, the whole thing reminded me of a scene from one of my favorite movies. I wanted to reach out through my computer screen and comfort Coach Bo with the following:

Dude, you're so money baby and you don't even know it. Even in front of the media. You're this big bear, and when you're in front of reporters, you got these fangs, and these claws, and you don't know how to kill the bunny. You just keep poking at it but you don't know how to kill it, you're this f'n bear and you have these fangs and these f'n claws...