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Eichorst gives Pelini vote of confidence

Published On: Jan 17 2013 08:26:40 PM CST

LINCOLN, NE -

Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has received a strong endorsement from new athletic director Shawn Eichorst .

Eichorst said in an interview with The Associated Press that he admires how Pelini runs the Cornhuskers' program and that he believes Pelini is on track to end a conference-championship drought that dates to 1999.

The Huskers were 10-4 this past season, finishing with a 39-point loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game and a 14-point loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl.

Eichorst said even though the season ended in disappointment, the Huskers are "not far away" from a Big Ten title.

Eichorst called Pelini "an excellent coach, character-based, fundamentally sound."

Eichorst said he's impressed with the discipline and academic achievement of the players.

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