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Whor.....errr....I mean Tex-ass 28 - Nebraska 25
A game effort from the boys today but it wasn't meant to be.
Nebraska's Defense in the month of October:
Not only did Texas beat Nebraska tonight for Nebraska’s first loss on the year, but they swept them. 3 sets. Yeah. No kidding.
No, I’m serious.
Consider this, before tonights match up with the whornes, Nebraska had won 19 matches. And had lost all of 1 set during the season (UCLA). That’s right, Nebraska 57, opponents 1.
A definite head scratcher tonight down in Austin.
That buyout check probably hasn’t cleared yet.
Don Tom Osborne is back. Today he was named as the interim AD at UNL.
For a short period of time I think this is a good choice. Make everybody feel good about NU athletics again. Start the healing process of Husker Nation.
Will Callahan be his first mob hit?
Will he make Bo Pelini an offer he can’t refuse?
Who will be his Consigliere? And eventually take over the Husker family?
The most divisive figure in University of Nebraska athletics is gone. Steve Pederson was fired as athletic director today by Chancellor Harvey Pearlman.
Pearlman said his decision was made last Thursday, and he consulted the president of the University, JB Milliken, on Saturday.
I highly believe that Paul Meyers leaving was the last straw for Pederson. When the lead fund raiser for the Athletic Dept. leaves without good reason, there is obviously a problem.
Pearlman also says that no personnel changes will be made at this time.
Now the question is, who will be the interim AD? One was not named at the press conference. Who will be the permanent AD? Will Callahan and Co. keep their jobs for the rest of the week? rest of the month? rest of the season?
Even despite this news today, we still have an awful football team. Our defense is bad. Our offense is bad. The coaching staff still has seemed to have lost control of the team. Nothing has changed on the field. And nothing about todays announcement should change your opinion about how the football team has been performing.
Again this is purely rumor.
Steve Pederson is out as AD and Tom Osborne will be the interim AD.
There was also rumor of a press conference tomorrow, nothing has been announced as of yet. I’ve seen rumors of coaching staff changes, nothing specific. But we can also guess who might be on the chopping block…
Monday Morning Update
No news is good news for Steve Pederson. Nothing has come out from a major news source that indicates anything is going to happen. The LJS has a story today that big time boosters are upset...but that’s understatement of the century.
I see the next 12 hours as being key for the life of this rumor. The journalistic types will do their digging today and if they can come up with a source, they’ll go with it. But if they can’t find anything, this might turn out to be a rumor started by some 16 y/o kid on his myspace page.
Again, this is all internet rumor. It looks like the source or the start of the rumor came from HuskersIllustrated. A pay website of the rivals network. On their pay message board, the Red Sea Scrolls, they had record number of users log on last night, and that would seem to be where the rumor originated, or at least started to spread.
Again, keep an eye on organizations like ESPN, OWH, and the LJS. This is where, if any, credible rumors will surface first.
Another Monday Morning update
“Jim Rose just said on KFAB that he spoke with Callahan last night at 10:15, and BC says he will not resign. No assistant coaches are resigning, either.
Rose also says Pederson will be on his radio show tonight, but will NOT be taking calls. Rose says SP WILL be answering ‘the tough questions’ from Lane Grindle, though.”
1) Jim Rose is the chief NU blow hard. Jim Rose is a PR man for the athletic dept. Jim Rose scratches their back, they scratch back. Don’t take anything he says without a grain of salt. Jim Rose won’t tell us any “breaking news” if its “bad news”
2) Pederson rarely takes phone calls on his show on the HSN anyway. If things are going good he’ll take them. But we all know that things haven’t been good lately.
3) Lane might ask some tough questions, but they aren’t the questions that we want to hear.
4) I have no doubt that Rose talked to Callahan. I have no doubt that BC said that. But I you aren’t going to hear him come out and say “I won’t resign, but I expect to be fired”
More to come.
No words can describe this. Mass chaos soon to come.
“I refuse to let this program gravitate to a level of mediocrity.”
-Steve Pederson 11/30/2003
Seriously, I really didn’t think it would get this bad. I honestly didn’t. I mean Texas Tech 70-10, yeah...I could understand that. Kansas 40-15...I get it.
But, why am I amazed by this response by Husker Nation?
41-6? Are you kidding me? Last time without a Touchdown since 2004? That was supposed to be one of the worst Defense’s in Division 1A. Chase Daniel not only throws for 400+ yards but runs like an old Mizzou QB, Brad Smith.
I’m done with Coach Coz. Has our D gotten progressively worse this year? It looks like it. Coach, if rushing 3 and dropping 8 back results in no pressure on the QB and their WR/TE’s are still wide open, here’s an idea...CHANGE THE GAME PLAN! Did we ever bring more than 3 guys on a pass rush throughout the game? If Coach Coz isn’t let go at the end of the season then coach Callahan needs to be held accountable. Here’s the problem, Billy C isn’t going anywhere. Save a 0’fer for the rest of the season, Coach Cally won’t be let go.
Something needs to change. Even the rosiest of rose colored glasses wearing fans has to admit that. So what is it?
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