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Old 01-08-2004, 04:27 PM   #16
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I don't think Pellini was a big enough name for Nebraska, but I'm hearing Bill Callahan as a candidate now. At least he'd bring some resemblance of a passing game to Nebraska. I really am peeved at teams who have a QB who can't complete a basic 10-yard route. and Nebraska is one of those teams who seems to go for "QBs" who are runners first, passers second (that's being generous). Thoughts on Callahan?
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:19 PM   #17
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I would question, highly, supremely, loudly, the wisdom of hiring a coach whose NFL legacy is:

1. Being outcoached and made to look like a complete idiot in the Super Bowl (I may be generous is this assessment)
2. Coaching a SB Loser to the worst record ever posted by a SB loser the following year
3. Couldn't control his professional players; alienated some of them so much they questioned him publicly during the season
4. Lost his team so badly that generally calm, quiet types like Tim Brown and Rich Gannon are talking about how people wanted to actually beat on him, how he had to be fired, how he didn't want many of them on the team, how he was, generally, a disgrace in the locker room and on the sideline last year.

Sounds like a great recruiter to me...

I'm hoping that this is just another place-holder name that Nebraska's floating in order to keep verbals from wandering to OU, CU, or Iowa, and that they actually have a good big name lined up, but have to wait for his NFL playoff stint to end.

That's what I'm hoping for, anyway.

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Old 01-08-2004, 05:30 PM   #18
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Heh screw it. I want to see that consecutive bowl streak end. HIRE CALLAHAN!
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:20 PM   #19
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I can't believe they picked Mr. Personality Bill Callahan.
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:44 PM   #20
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Yeah, have to agree with Keith here. What a mistake. Well, for Nebraska fans, anyway. Can't imagine him being a strong recruiter, and just plain don't see the "big splash" effect that the Huskers administration was supposedly looking for.

What's the big deal about hiring a guy who was fired from his last job, and if he hadn't been fired, his players were going either to kill him or not report to camp...??

Well, at least Pederson has effectively killed the Nebraska program for the next five or six years.

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Old 01-09-2004, 04:59 PM   #21
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Perhaps Pederson and Foley, the AD from UF, are in some way related.
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:24 AM   #22
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While one can hardly defend Callahan in light of what happened in Oakland this fall, in a perverse sort of way I'm kind of glad he found work quickly after the way Charles Woodson stabbed him in the back. Hey, I hope Woodson's Heisman Trophy - which he never deserved to win in the first place - falls off his mantlepiece and conks him on the head; it just might knock some character into him, since he obviously has absolutely none now!

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Old 01-12-2004, 02:35 PM   #23
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Why is Woodson the bad guy, when clearly Callahan had so desperately lost control of the team that folks were threatening to do him physical harm?

Sounds like a typical day in Raidersville, if you ask me.

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