What Happened with Bo
Today is typically the day for the head coach's Monday press conference. Chances are Bo might offer some details about why he ended up at the hospital. Then again, it's not unlike Bo to minimize or deflect questions about his players' health and might similar avoid any clear indication of what was going on. There are some theories going around, here are just a few.
Not Fit for Active Duty
In the military (at least at one time), there were only two statuses. You were fit for active duty or you were in the infirmary. There was generally no in between. There were some whispers that Bo was suffering "flu-like symptoms". Most of us have probably had bouts of the flu where no matter how much coffee or Advil we took, we couldn't keep our eyes open and maybe couldn't stop our head from pounding or sweating like crazy. It also might be hard to keep anything down. You may not need a hospital bed but you do need to stay in bed on those days. But Bo's got one of those jobs where you can't just call in and say, "I'm not feeling well today, so I'm going to need to stay home". So Bo came to work, and only as it became clear that he was out of it, did they send him to the doctor. After all, if they told him to go home, there's no way he'd accept that.
Heart of the Matter
You'd hope it's not something far more serious, like when a blockage was discovered in Tom Osborne's heart in the mid-1980's. Osborne would have successful surgery, but needed to change his diet substantially to maintain his health. By the late 1990's, it was health concerns that would force him into retirement. Thankfully, the good doctor is still with us. If something like that were going on with Bo, it would certainly stand to reason that he might need an ambulance. If so, you also hope that Bo's decision to return to work yesterday was okayed by his doctors.
Though not as mainstream, there's another theory going around. After NU's loss at UCLA, Bo was not in a good mood. He told his team he didn't want to be on the same plane with such a sorry group and said he would run home. He got as far as Vegas and decided to try his luck at the Blackjack tables. He made a cool million counting cards Rain-man style and decided to treat himself to ringside seats to a UFC fight. After a couple of beers, Bo said he'd take on both fighters at the same time. He did. Bo was the only one of the men to walk out of the ring under his own power. The next day, he woke up not remembering what happened. He was in a suite with a tiger in his bathroom. He wrestled a raw steak from the tiger (Bo was hungry) and when an angry Mike Tyson showed up and saw Pelini's ferociousness, Iron Mike slowly backed out of the room and walked away. Bo finished his run to Lincoln in time to be the first coach into work last Sunday. So why the ambulance? Friday night before the Arkansas State game he decided to re-watch the defensive film of the UCLA game. He spent the night dry-heaving continuously and tore muscles in his abdomen and lower back, making it hard to stand on the sidelines. He'll be fine.