Bo Pelini won't interview for Miami job

Updated: December 10, 2010, 10:53 PM ET
By David Ubben | ESPN.com

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he has no plans to interview at Miami.

"The reports that I am preparing to interview at the University of Miami are false," Pelini said in a statement Friday. "I will not have any additional comment on this matter or any other rumors."

Reports surfaced earlier in the week that Pelini had been granted permission to speak with Miami officials about the school's coaching vacancy, but Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said that if Pelini had been given permission, Osborne wasn't the one who gave it.

Pelini is preparing his team to face Washington in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl after a 10-3 regular season that included a second consecutive Big 12 North title.

"Bo has done an excellent job of leading our football program at Nebraska over the past three years," Osborne said in a joint statement. "We're looking forward to having Bo and our coaching staff lead our team in the Holiday Bowl and as we transition into the Big Ten next year."

Miami fired coach Randy Shannon on Nov. 27 after a 7-5 season.

David Ubben covers Big 12 football for ESPN.com.

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