Pelini was then asked whether it's parents making their kids' decisions for them, and whether things change when recruits return home after making a decision, and if that's frustrating.
"Especially when it's a clueless parent," Pelini said.
Pelini's answers don't exactly clear the air about what led to Stringfellow changing his mind. In fact, if anything, they raise even more questions about what happened.
Washington coach Chris Peterson said in May that Stringfellow had decided to transfer from the school after being suspended two months earlier. In April, Stringfellow pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of mischief stemming from two incidents after the 2013 NFL Super Bowl in February.