Pelini meets with the Orlando media

The Nebraska head coach says the Huskers are looking forward to the next opportunity.


On Thursday, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and Georgia head coach Mark Richt met with the local Orlando media to discuss the 2013 Capital One Bowl, which will be played on January 1st.

"We're excited. I know I can speak for everyone and say that we're excited to be coming back to Orlando," said Pelini, who guided his squad to a 10-3 record this season. "We're coming to a first-class bowl game, great hospitality, great city of Orlando, and the opportunity to play a tremendous football team, one of the top five, top couple football teams in the United States, so we're looking forward to the challenge, a great football game, and a great trip for our team and our fans."

This will be the Huskers second straight trip to Orlando, which means Nebraska will have familiarity with their surroundings, hotel, and stadium.

"One thing I can say from my appearance last year is that the folks at the Capital One Bowl do such a great job. They're so organized. They made it easy on us," said Pelini. "It's first class all the way. We're looking forward to it."

The Huskers are coming off a 70-31 loss in the Big Ten Championship to Wisconsin last weekend, and Thursday's press conference was the first time Pelini has talked to reporters in person since his postgame press conference in Indanapolis.

"It's not the first time we've gotten hit in the mouth. Everybody who plays the sport of football, or plays athletics, goes through a tough time," said Pelini. "The way you're defined isn't by what happens to you, but the way you react to it. Our guys are looking forward to the next opportunity to go out there and play. The opportunity to play against Georgia is great.

There not the first team we've played and they're not going to be the last that has a good running football team. We've played enough of them this year, physical running backs, physical groups up front. We'll be ready for it. We won 10 games for a reason. It's not easy winning ten. We've got a tremendous challenge ahead of us to try to get 11."

*** Quotes provided by the Capital One Bowl and the Nebraska Media Relations Department ***

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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