Bill: you're wearing yours
Tom: Oh yeah.
Tom: I left this ship on an even keel with Frank
Bill: He managed to spring a leak
Tom: You managed to lose the engine along the way, but your recruited boatmates look smartly dressed
Bill: I am pulling into shore now and will disembark soon
Tom: Hope that is the west coast, your new home.
Callahan has five or six more games tops. Than Dan McC from last year.
The Chronicle of Higher EducationQuote:
By and large, too many coaches have demonstrated an inability to discipline appropriately those scholarship players who run afoul of the law. They maintain the eligibility of athletes accused of crimes, often allowing them to continue playing while criminal proceedings are under way. For example:
* The University of Nebraska won consecutive national championships in football in 1995 and 1996. Some of the starting players had been charged with assault, domestic violence, firing a gun into an occupied vehicle, and theft; one team member (not a starting player) was under indictment for attempted murder. In each case, head coach Tom Osborne deemed it in the accused player's best interest to remain on the team. After the successful 1996 season, three players left the university without graduating and were drafted by National Football League teams. All three have since received jail sentences for crimes committed while members of Nebraska's football team.
Or Exhibit B:
CNN/SI - Coach And Jury
As expected Osborne is interim AD.
Did anyone read that article?
Is this guy serious?Quote:
Callahan said his confidence in his own abilities haven't been shaken.
"I know in my heart of hearts I'm doing an excellent job, a good job," Callahan said.
He said his self-evaluation was based on more than the wins and losses.
"It's everything that has to do with organization, preparation, game-planning, direction of the staff, direction of the whole, entire program. I have no hesitation about that," he said. "There are so many things we've done in a positive nature. I'm confident we've done some great things here."
The sad thing for Nebraska fans is that TO is going to hire someone like Turner Gill and it is going to take the program 4 years to rebuild the talent levels to run the option again. So Nebraska is still going to be bad.
What if Nebraka hires KF and Iowa promotes Ken O'Keefe - wouldn't that be just wonderful for ISU. We could put down two wins every year.
For instance, look at the Big 10 (I'm not saying that any Big 10 school runs an option offense, but it's a clear-cut example that if coaches aren't willing to evolve from traditional schemes that they become irrelevant quickly - i.e., Iowa). The traditional "run it up the middle on offense and win on defense by stopping the run" scheme no longer works because, as several teams (including ISU) have shown this year, when playing the Big 10, if you throw a spread offense at them and throw 8 men in the box on defense, you can shut them down.
Do not make the assumption that Osborne is exclusively committed to the power option. He was the offensive mind behind Devaney's balanced offensive. When he became head coach, he went with more of a passing attack when he had guys like Ferragamo at QB. He went to the option because of reasons including inclement weather and superiority in numbers and strength training which allowed him to wear down opponents. The numbers and strength advantages have since leveled out. I'm hearing that he is impressed with the approach that Urban Myer has taken to offense so a move to that type of system would not surprise me.