Nebraska’s Pelini fires back at critics

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is lashing out at critics of him and his assistants and players.

Fans and media have been piling on the Cornhuskers after their lethargic performance in a 31-10 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday.

The sputtering offense has been the main target of vitriol on Internet message boards and sports call-in shows. Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson, quarterback Zac Lee and the offensive line have taken most of the heat.

After Monday’s practice, Pelini said he doesn’t care about what the fans say or if they boo him and his team.

He said when the fans and media earn the title of head coach, they can make the decisions. Until then, he said he and his staff are calling the shots.