Former NFL veteran and Nebraska linebacker Jay Foreman joins Jeff Thurn on Thursday's edition of Overtime.
Foreman (@foreman5655) played in the NFL for eight years for the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is now a radio show host. Hear his conversation with Thurn below:
Foreman shares his thoughts after Deadspin and Omaha World-Herald released a recording of Bo Pelini vulgarly ranting about his former athletic director Shawn Eichorst:
"...I was probably more taken back because it wasn't, you know when I read it, I felt like here is going crazy. But when you listen to it, it's very matter of fact. I think it was some sort of therapy for him (Bo Pelini). It wasn't a big surprise to me when I heard he had a meeting off site with his former players. I figured that's what it was to kind of drop knowledge and give his side of the story because obviously with his winning record, how many games he's won, and some of the things he's felt he has done in and around the program. He didn't feel like it was just enough for him to get fired. So I'm not surprised about it, but you know I think it's just a communication issue. When you're not getting any type of feedback from your superior, and support, there's going to be animosity and resentment that kind of boils over a few times during the last few years. I think it was time for the university to part ways if nobody is going to support you. There's no point in being here. So I think it worked out well for everybody."
How will the players respond to Shawn Eichorst?
"Athletic directors don't really affect too much...I think athletic director needs to support the football program. Shawn Eichorst has no choice. It's a money maker. You can't neglect the football team. So I think where Bo was as far as support, just having any guys that wanted to help him...He had two guys up there that wanted him fired for long periods of time. Therefore anytime you back somebody as competitive as Bo into a corner, these are some things you are going to get. That personality is going to be amplified. I think the player's are in good hands, and I think any AD across the United States neglecting failure or anything like that, he won't have a job for a long time. I don't think Shawn Eichorst is like that. As long as Mike Riley is getting his support, that will trickle down to the players going into big games it will be a different environment, hopefully."
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