Nebraska coach Bo Pelini after loss to Iowa: 'If they want to fire me, go ahead'

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Bo Pelini is 57-24 in six-plus seasons as Nebraska's head coach.  (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

A 41-21 loss to UCLA has revived criticism of Bo Pelini and his coaching staff at Nebraska.

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini's hot seat got even warmer as the Cornhuskers came out listless and were beaten by Iowa 38-17 on Friday.

His comments after loss made the situation even more tenuous.

During the post-game press conference, Pelini lashed out at the officiating and talked about his job security.

"If they want to fire me, go ahead. I believe in what I have done and I don't apologize for anything I have done," Pelini said. "It's incredible what we've gone through...I told those kids 'You don't have to apologize to anybody.'"

Pelini's job security has been the topic in Lincoln for the past couple of seasons as his behavior target="_blank">toward target="_blank"> game officials, target="_blank">his own starting quarterback and off-the record comments about the fan base haven't done him any favors.

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Since Pelini took over the program in 2008, his team's have lost four games each season and he has gone 3-3 in bowl games with no conference titles.

"I believe in what I've done, this program is heading in a good direction," Pelini said.