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|Dec. 2, 2007|
| Bo Pelini
accepts the challenge of righting the ship in Lincoln and will start work immediately, though he still might help LSU
in the BCS championship game
. Among the immediate tasks: assembling a staff
and shoring up the recruiting class
Sipple, McKeever, Brown
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Players: 1, 2, 3
Fans: 1, 2, 3
Photos: 1, 2
NU coaching history
These items, listed reverse chronologically, deal with the firings of coach Bill Callahan and athletic director Steve Pederson and the hiring of a new coach and staff.
is expected to be named running-backs coach next week.
Bo Pelini meets the press in New Orleans: 1
Texas A&M hires Dave Kennedy
as head of its strength & conditioning program.
TSN's Matt Hayes grades the new hires
in college football — and gives NU a C-minus. (Here are his 2004 grades
, by the way.)
Georgia's Mark Richt has been there and doesn't recommend
the sort of multi-tasking that Bo Pelini is attempting.
Bo Pelini will make life tougher
for the rest of the Big 12, a Denver scribe writes.
Bo Pelini's return for the BCS championship.
has turned a humble start in coaching into a major opportunity.
The assistant coaches' salaries
The StatePaper's Sam McKewon has a chill pill
for the Pelini bashers.
"Interim" is removed from Tom Osborne's
title, and he's signed on as athletic director through June 30, 2010.
A Louisiana paper looks at Bo Pelini
as he goes up against his alma mater.
Cotton | Watson | Gilmore | Brown | C.Pelini | Ekeler | Papuchis | Sanders
Bo Pelini intends to have some input
on the offensive side of the ball.
An Arkansas writer feels the interim title
will be removed from AD Tom Osborne.
Bo Pelini is so busy that his contract
might not be finalized until mid-January.
The university will pay $75,000
to Parker Executive Search.
discusses the road that led to his new job on the defensive staff.
Maurice Purify says that little things
, not bad coaching, led to blowout losses. Cory McKeon
looks back at a disappointing '07 and ahead to his NFL chances.
Bo Pelini has just one full-time staff position
yet to fill, Tom Osborne says.
Running-backs coach Randy Jordan
won't be part of the Pelini staff.
On Jim Rome's show, Bo Pelini says 2008 will be about winning
, not rebuilding. Also, Shawn Watson will put his stamp
on the offense.
The past decade seen big changes in the landscape for coaches' pay
On the recruiting trail: Bo Pelini in California
, Tom Osborne in Iowa
Bo Pelini has Tom Osborne's full support
in coaching for LSU
in the BCS championship game.
Bo Pelini accepts the challenge of righting the ship in Lincoln. More here
The LJS examines the bond
between Turner Gill and Tom Osborne. In Buffalo, Gill stays mum
about the Nebraska job.
How will the Huskers adapt
to a likely change in offensive scheme?
From the OWH, quick profiles
of Gill, Grobe, Kelly and Pelini.
joins the list of recruits reconsidering their pledges.
The head of the Black Coaches and Administrators says it would be a positive sign
if Turner Gill were hired.
Bo Pelini's status is one of this week's distractions
Callahan | Busch | Cosgrove | Elmassian | Gilmore | Jordan | Rudolph | Wagner | Watson | Wyatt
The hunt is on for Bill Callahan's replacement as the ax falls 1,415 days, 27 wins and 22 losses after Callahan was hired in early 2004.
The search: 1
The press conference:
Colorado 65, Nebraska 51. Nebraska's season ends in a flurry of second-half miscues, and Husker Nation awaits word on what happens now with the coaching staff. Commentary: Stryker
. Find lots more coverage on the game page
Which players will step up and lead the team
through the winter and into 2008?
The Osborne "tree" seems to lack a head-coaching shining star
Tom Osborne hears a lot of opinions
but says they're a "very small part" of the evaluation of the staff.
Mike Osborne recalls threats
received at home when his dad was coach.
A reassignment is not an option
under Bill Callahan's contract.
The end-of-the-season coaching evaluation will come at the close of the regular season
, the Athletic Department says. | Commentary
The OWH looks at what makes Bo Pelini
KMTV's Travis Justice defends
his report about what Bill Callahan said. The coach's agent, meanwhile, gets a little testy
Fixing Nebraska football is a duty and a labor of love
for Tom Osborne.
The uncertainty in Lincoln doesn't faze five-star recruit Simi Kuli
says he'd be interested in a leading role in the Athletic Department.
Buffalo hopes it can hang on to Turner Gill
as the coach's stock rises.
Bill Callahan and players agree that the 2003 Oakland and 2007 Nebraska collapses are entirely different
NU needs to dial up Bo Pelini
, says Denver columnist John Henderson.
Prized running-back recruit Jonas Gray decommits
A top headhunter says NU need not rush a decision
on Bill Callahan's future.
The OWH looks at Tom Osborne's first game day
as interim athletic director.
The regents see no reason to challenge Steve Pederson's buyout
A Wisconsin columnist dismisses talk that Barry Alvarez
could land at NU.
Tom Osborne and Bill Callahan try to mend fences
after details emerge
from a forthcoming book
that chronicles the decline of Nebraska football.
Nebraska's gain is Creighton's loss
Dr. Tom has tried to keep current
on college football, and today's players remember
may be the No. 1 requirement for being an athletic director.
fires athletic director Steve Pederson
and says the decision
had to do with leadership deficiencies
, not football fortunes. Reaction: Callahan (1
), Boosters (1
), Osborne (1
), Staffers (1
, Others (1
). Additional coverage: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tom Osborne says leadership
was key to the success of the 1997 team.
As Bo Pelini's
stock rises, he talks about his year at Nebraska.
The next two games
are as crucial as any in the Callahan era, Blair Kerkhoff writes.
"This isn't where we hoped we'd be at this point," Steve Pederson
says. But the A.D. won't make any decisions on the basis of a "snapshot in time."
The OWH's Mitch Sherman says recruiting hype
isn't matched by performance.
Bill Callahan's passion for the game
isn't rubbing off on his players, Steve Sipple writes. Sam McKewon has advice
for the disgruntled fan.
The OWH's Mitch Sherman sees a disconnect
between recruiting hype and on-field results.
Some specifics of Bill Callahan's new contract
Kevin Cosgrove says creativity
is needed to counter the Big 12's varied offenses.
Now's the time
to extend Bill Callahan's contract, Steve Sipple says.
Former sportswriter Randy York
joins the reconfigured Athletic Department.