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LINCOLN, Neb. – A former defensive coordinator for the Sooner squad has just been fired from the University of Nebraska.

Bo Pelini has been the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ football team for the past seven years.

Despite winning 67 games over the past seven seasons, the team could never capitalize and win a conference championship.

On Sunday, the Nebraska athletic director released the following statement:

“Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction. Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led out football program’s transition to the Big Ten Conference. We wish Coach Pelini and his wonderful family all the best and thank him for his dedicated service to the University.”

Nebraska is headed to the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Diego but Pelini will not be on the sideline.

His termination was effective immediately.

Pelini had previously been the co-defensive coordinator for OU, helping the team win the 2004 Big 12 Championship Game and earning a spot in the national title game.

Now, rumors are swirling about Pelini’s replacement coming from another Oklahoma school.

Some analysts at Fox Sports are say OSU’s Mike Gundy may be a potential candidate for the job.