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kcfan82
11-24-2007, 07:33 AM
Press conference at 9:30

BREAKING NEWS: Callahan meets with Osborne
Last update, 7:50 a.m.: Bill Callahan's coaching stint at Nebraska may officially have come to an end during a brief meeting with Interim Athletic Director Tom Osborne early this morning. Callahan arrived at the Hawks Center, NU's indoor practice facility, in a black Lexus SUV at 7:20 a.m. through a back gate. Osborne followd four minutes later. At 7:34, Callahan pulled away, smiling and waving to reporters. NU's assistant coaches then began to arrive, presumably to meet with Osborne. NU announced at 6:20 a.m. that Osborne will conduct a press conference at 9:30 a.m.

Guru
11-24-2007, 07:34 AM
interesting

NUMBER7
11-24-2007, 07:34 AM
It was only a matter of time...I wonder if he will be back in the NFL soon.

BigMeatballDave
11-24-2007, 07:35 AM
Shocking

penguinz
11-24-2007, 07:37 AM
interestingNot really.

KChiefs1
11-24-2007, 07:37 AM
I had 9:30 in the pool! I win!

CoMoChief
11-24-2007, 07:39 AM
bring him into KC as a new OC.

Spott
11-24-2007, 07:43 AM
Does that mean he won't be able to coach them in the bowl game?

:)

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 07:44 AM
bring him into KC as a new OC.

That would be great, but you forget who our GM is.

Lzen
11-24-2007, 07:46 AM
This was a foregone conclusion. Did we really expect anything different to happen?

Lzen
11-24-2007, 07:47 AM
Does that mean he won't be able to coach them in the bowl game?

:)

:LOL:

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 07:49 AM
This was a foregone conclusion. Did we really expect anything different to happen?

Nope, and like someone else said this should only interest Chiefs fans based on he is a great prospect as an NFL O-Coordinator and line coach.

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 07:56 AM
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Lzen
11-24-2007, 07:58 AM
Nope, and like someone else said this should only interest Chiefs fans based on he is a great prospect as an NFL O-Coordinator and line coach.

Yep. He's a lot like Norv Turner in that respect. A good offensive coordinator but a terrible head coach.

chief52
11-24-2007, 08:03 AM
Yep. He's a lot like Norv Turner in that respect. A good offensive coordinator but a terrible head coach.


I do no think he is even close to a Norv Turner as a coordinator. I see the comparison as they both have flopped as Head Coaches, but Norv is way ahead of him as a coordinator IMO.

KC Tattoo
11-24-2007, 08:08 AM
& Charlie Weis is still Notre Dames coach. :evil:


I think Charlie Weis should have a chit chat with Mr. Ray Farmer.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 08:13 AM
I do no think he is even close to a Norv Turner as a coordinator. I see the comparison as they both have flopped as Head Coaches, but Norv is way ahead of him as a coordinator IMO.

I can't remember all of the years he was at Oakland as an OC, but he had a damn fine offense with some aging players like Gannon and RIce.

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 08:18 AM
Source: Pelini contacted by Nebraska
BY BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON / Lincoln Journal Star
Saturday, Nov 24, 2007 - 09:05:34 am CST

Nebraska interim athletic director Tom Osborne will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. this morning when many expect to hear that Bill Callahanís tenure as Nebraskaís head coach is over.

But already Saturday morning, the wheels began to turn as NU searches for Callahan's replacement. A source with knowledge of the situation told the Journal Star that Bo Pelini, the former Nebraska defensive coordinator, was contacted Saturday morning by the Atlanta-based search firm of Baker-Parker and Associates.

http://journalstar.com/huskerextra/football/doc47481a94dd1d9103910515.txt

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 08:24 AM
How does a meeting only last a few minutes?

"Hey Bill, how are you this morning"?

"Not to good Tom, we should have won that game"

"Well, I just wanted to say you're fired"

"Ok, thanks..... And good luck with the coaching search"

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:24 AM
Going to show the presser on ESPN2 at 9:30

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:25 AM
How does a meeting only last a few minutes?

"You ruined everything I've built over the last 50 years"

"What's your point?"

"Your fired"

"Give me my Money."

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 08:34 AM
"You ruined everything I've built over the last 50 years"

"What's your point?"

"Your fired"

"Give me my Money."
:LOL:

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 08:35 AM
Presser under way. Looks like Osborne didn't even bother to comb his hair before he whacked Callahan.

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:35 AM
Osborne: "Tough decision"

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:35 AM
"didn't want to make a change"
"expensive to make change"

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:36 AM
"Gave him an idea what they had to do"
"needed to win the next four games."

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 08:36 AM
TO says he would've gave BC another chance if he would've won 3 of the last 4 games.

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:37 AM
"can't get blown out of games"
"not about winning and losing"

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 08:37 AM
TO says BC's system sucked.

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:38 AM
"didn't like the system"
"Callahan not incompetent"

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:38 AM
"all assistants get 1 year salary."

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:39 AM
"no stipulations that he didn't expect of himself"
translation: you ****ed up my team

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:40 AM
"Nebraska needs to win more than 75% of games or coaches are on hotseat"

Buehler445
11-24-2007, 08:41 AM
He looks like he has bed head.

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:41 AM
"our athletes are not overwhelming"

kstater
11-24-2007, 08:43 AM
"KU was turning point"

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 08:44 AM
Presser under way. Looks like Osborne didn't even bother to comb his hair before he whacked Callahan.

Isn't it snowing up there and a mess outside like here?

BigMeatballDave
11-24-2007, 08:45 AM
Any chance Nebraska hires Solari?

SPchief
11-24-2007, 08:45 AM
PBJ

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 08:47 AM
Isn't it snowing up there and a mess outside like here?
We had some flurries earlier, nothing is coming down now. I hate to bust on a living legend, but mix in a comb for chrissakes.

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 08:47 AM
Any chance Nebraska hires Solari?
Go suck on a buckeye nut. :)

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 08:48 AM
"KU was turning point"


LOL, that probably makes KU fans feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

SPchief
11-24-2007, 08:50 AM
Isn't it snowing up there and a mess outside like here?


I don't think any amount of snow would have avoided this.

Deberg_1990
11-24-2007, 08:54 AM
I do no think he is even close to a Norv Turner as a coordinator. I see the comparison as they both have flopped as Head Coaches, but Norv is way ahead of him as a coordinator IMO.

Callahan did get a team to a Super Bowl in a very similiar situation to the one Norv was handed. ( A ready made team SB Team)

So whos the better coach??

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 08:55 AM
Callahan did get a team to a Super Bowl in a very similiar situation to the one Norv was handed. ( A ready made team SB Team)

So whos the better coach??

I was looking at the years before that, when Callahan was Grudens OC

Although I think Callahan did the play calling in his SB year too.

chief52
11-24-2007, 09:01 AM
Callahan did get a team to a Super Bowl in a very similiar situation to the one Norv was handed. ( A ready made team SB Team)

So whos the better coach??

Very true. I would take Turner, but I sure get your point.

trndobrd
11-24-2007, 09:05 AM
Callahan arrived at the Hawks Center, NU's indoor practice facility, in a black Lexus SUV at 7:20 a.m. through a back gate. Osborne followd four minutes later. At 7:34, Callahan pulled away, smiling and waving to reporters.


So Osborne arrives at 7:24 am. Assuming it takes four minutes to park his car, and walk to his office. That would mean the conversation started about 7:28. If it also take Callahan four minutes to walk back out to the parking lot, he must have left at 7:30am.

Maximum of 2 minute conversation to fire a Big 12 headcoach?

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 09:25 AM
So Osborne arrives at 7:24 am. Assuming it takes four minutes to park his car, and walk to his office. That would mean the conversation started about 7:28. If it also take Callahan four minutes to walk back out to the parking lot, he must have left at 7:30am.

Maximum of 2 minute conversation to fire a Big 12 headcoach?

It's pretty strange, but I fail to believe that TO had his mind made up last night. Or that BC found out "for sure" this morning.

Baconeater
11-24-2007, 09:35 AM
So Osborne arrives at 7:24 am. Assuming it takes four minutes to park his car, and walk to his office. That would mean the conversation started about 7:28. If it also take Callahan four minutes to walk back out to the parking lot, he must have left at 7:30am.

Maximum of 2 minute conversation to fire a Big 12 headcoach?
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=4396810&postcount=21

Mr. Arrowhead
11-24-2007, 09:36 AM
YESSS! The dark ages era of Husker Football is now officially over.

Cochise
11-24-2007, 09:40 AM
LOL, that probably makes KU fans feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

No kidding, thanks for getting Callahan fired. I liked him right where he was.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 09:41 AM
YESSS! The dark ages era of Husker Football is now officially over.

Didn't it take OU 3 coaches before they got back on track?

We may not be out of the woods yet.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-24-2007, 09:41 AM
The :02 mark.

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Extra Point
11-24-2007, 10:00 AM
So Osborne arrives at 7:24 am. Assuming it takes four minutes to park his car, and walk to his office. That would mean the conversation started about 7:28. If it also take Callahan four minutes to walk back out to the parking lot, he must have left at 7:30am.

Maximum of 2 minute conversation to fire a Big 12 headcoach?

"'Be brief, be bright, and be gone.' Well, you haven't been bright, but you can be gone. You still get a buyout on your contract. We're going a different direction."

Exit interview, even shorter, While Callahan drops into Osborne's office on the way out, for good, Osborne conducts the interview: "Can you really complain about getting your money from us? Good luck, and goodbye."

the Talking Can
11-24-2007, 10:20 AM
bring him into KC as a new OC.

you're kidding, right?

Mr. Arrowhead
11-24-2007, 10:30 AM
at this rate, i would take norv or Callahan as a OC, over the piece of shit we have now

ROYC75
11-24-2007, 10:30 AM
WOW, this is shocking news .............

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 10:31 AM
you're kidding, right?

Why would he be kidding?

Coaching offense has never been a problem for Callahan.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 10:34 AM
There is no doubt he'd be an upgrade to Solari

Under Callahan's guidance, the Raiders led the NFL in passing for the first time in team history and led the league in total offense for just the second time in team history. In 2002 with Callahan in his initial campaign as Raiders head coach, the Raiders broke team records for most total offensive yards (6,237), most first downs (366), most first downs passing (226), most passes attempted (619) and completed (418), most passing yards (4,689) and best passing percentage (67.5).

Aside from Callahan's Raiders in 2002, no other team has ever gone through the same season winning games after throwing at least 60 passes (65 on 9/15 at Pittsburgh, 30-17 W) and rushing at least 60 times (60 on 12/28 vs. Kansas City, 24-0 W). In 2002, the Raiders outscored their opponents by 146 points, the widest margin in the AFC and third-widest in the NFL.

Under Callahan in 2002, the Raiders were second in the NFL in scoring (28.1), second in the AFC in points allowed per game (19), third in the conference in rushing defense (90.8), sixth in the AFC in total defense. The Raiders also tied for second in the conference in give-away/takeaway ratio (plus-12) and ranked fifth in the AFC in kickoffs (28-yard average start).

In 2001 with Callahan as offensive coordinator, the Raiders captured their second straight AFC Western Division title, finishing second in the AFC (fourth in NFL) in passing at 231.7 yards per game and fourth in the conference in total offense (seventh in NFL) with 335.1 yards per game average.

Under Callahan's tutelage in 2001, the Raiders allowed only 27 sacks, the least ever in team history in a 16-game regular season as the Silver and Black advanced to the Divisional round of the AFC Playoffs. With Callahan as offensive coordinator and coaching the offensive line, the Raiders led the NFL in rushing in 2000, averaging 154.4 yards per game as the Silver and Black advanced to the AFC Championship game.

In addition, the Silver and Black allowed only 28 sacks in 2000, a team record before the Raiders surpassed that mark in 2001. Prior to joining the Raiders, Callahan coached the offensive line for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1995-97. From 1990-94, Callahan was offensive line coach at the University of Wisconsin. Callahan served a two-year stint, 1987-88, as offensive line coach at Northern Arizona.

the Talking Can
11-24-2007, 10:38 AM
I don't want Callahan or his West Coast offense anywhere near Croyle.

Coogs
11-24-2007, 10:40 AM
So Osborne arrives at 7:24 am. Assuming it takes four minutes to park his car, and walk to his office. That would mean the conversation started about 7:28. If it also take Callahan four minutes to walk back out to the parking lot, he must have left at 7:30am.

Maximum of 2 minute conversation to fire a Big 12 headcoach?


That Osborne is kind of a "crusty old fu##er" isn't he? ;)

Deberg_1990
11-24-2007, 10:44 AM
I don't want Callahan or his West Coast offense anywhere near Croyle.


Why? WC offense has been pretty successful for alot of QB's.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 11:05 AM
Why? WC offense has been pretty successful for alot of QB's.

Hell, aren't we running a WCO now? It looks pretty damn similar when I watch NU on Sat and KC on Sundays.

All of the shifting, the zone blocking, etc.

Plus I believe Saunders/Vermiel ran the WCO.

Deberg_1990
11-24-2007, 11:36 AM
Hell, aren't we running a WCO now? It looks pretty damn similar when I watch NU on Sat and KC on Sundays.

All of the shifting, the zone blocking, etc.

Plus I believe Saunders/Vermiel ran the WCO.


Its not a true WC offense. But there have been some similarities recently. They have been forced to go with the shorter passing routes and quick drops because the O-Line cant hold a block.

Demonpenz
11-24-2007, 11:39 AM
the blackshirts

Mecca
11-24-2007, 11:40 AM
If they go back to running the option I'll laugh my ass off, you can't win like that anymore.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 11:40 AM
Its not a true WC offense. But there have been some similarities recently. They have been forced to go with the shorter passing routes and quick drops because the O-Line cant hold a block.

I'm not saying that bringing Callahan alone is going to fix this offense. They still need a REAL fullback and tons of help at the Oline.

But he has a more proven track record as an OC, plus he is also an offensive line coach like Solari.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 11:41 AM
If they go back to running the option I'll laugh my ass off, you can't win like that anymore.

They aren't going back to the option, but I'd wager if Tom Osborne would have stuck around and recruiting didn't drop off like it did for Solich.

TO would still be plowing over Big 12 teams with it.

Demonpenz
11-24-2007, 11:45 AM
nebraska needs to get back to defense and run the ball.

Mecca
11-24-2007, 11:47 AM
They aren't going back to the option, but I'd wager if Tom Osborne would have stuck around and recruiting didn't drop off like it did for Solich.

TO would still be plowing over Big 12 teams with it.

I don't know man, when you just run the option and rarely pass.....fast defenses can defend the option now.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 11:50 AM
I don't know man, when you just run the option and rarely pass.....fast defenses can defend the option now.

I hear you, the worst part of the option is when the team gets into 3rd and long. I used to cringe when Solich was in those situations.

Air Force and Navy still run the option I believe and have had a little success without the athletes.

The reason I mentioned "against the Big 12", is because Big 12 defenses haven't been that stellar this year.

Mecca
11-24-2007, 11:57 AM
I hear you, the worst part of the option is when the team gets into 3rd and long. I used to cringe when Solich was in those situations.

Air Force and Navy still run the option I believe and have had a little success without the athletes.

The reason I mentioned "against the Big 12", is because Big 12 defenses haven't been that stellar this year.

They'd probably end up with a better overall record but if you ended up in a bowl game with an SEC or PAC team there'd be severe issues.

keg in kc
11-24-2007, 11:57 AM
Damn, that sucks. I wanted him to stay forever.

Mecca
11-24-2007, 11:58 AM
Also being an option team will hurt your recruiting, unless you do a spread option and throw a lot. No QB, or WR, maybe even RB is gonna wanna come to a school that plays offense like that if he high enough rated to think he has a shot to make the NFL.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 12:00 PM
Also being an option team will hurt your recruiting, unless you do a spread option and throw a lot. No QB, or WR, maybe even RB is gonna wanna come to a school that plays offense like that if he high enough rated to think he has a shot to make the NFL.

I agree with you about the recruiting, kids don't want to play in that offense anymore.

But I meant if the recruiting wouldn't taper off.

Running the option with Joe Daily and Josh Davis is a little different that running it with Tommie Frazier and Lawrence Phillips.

IE: if TO could have recruited QB's like VInce Young or that kid from Oregon or WVU it could still work as long as you can play defense too.

nychief
11-24-2007, 12:06 PM
Make Calahan the OC for the chiefs.

Mecca
11-24-2007, 12:08 PM
I agree with you about the recruiting, kids don't want to play in that offense anymore.

But I meant if the recruiting wouldn't taper off.

Running the option with Joe Daily and Josh Davis is a little different that running it with Tommie Frazier and Lawrence Phillips.

IE: if TO could have recruited QB's like VInce Young or that kid from Oregon or WVU it could still work as long as you can play defense too.

Oh sure, problem is dudes like Dennis Dixon wanna go to Oregon where they only run sometimes and get to chuck it up 35 times a game.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 12:12 PM
Oh sure, problem is dudes like Dennis Dixon wanna go to Oregon where they only run sometimes and get to chuck it up 35 times a game.

Don't teams like Oregon, WVU, Texas, and Missouri run the option but out of the shotgun?

I know all 4 schools throw the ball a ton more then Osborne did. I think the running piece of the spread offense is basically the option though.

KCinNY
11-24-2007, 12:15 PM
I heard that Pelini has already indicated he'd run the spread option at Nebraska.

Mecca
11-24-2007, 12:16 PM
Don't teams like Oregon, WVU, Texas, and Missouri run the option but out of the shotgun?

I know all 4 schools throw the ball a ton more then Osborne did. I think the running piece of the spread offense is basically the option though.

Pretty much, I know it is called spread option but it's more or less a pass first offense, the option and QB run plays are in it but aren't the staple like the old option.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 12:18 PM
Pretty much, I know it is called spread option but it's more or less a pass first offense, the option and QB run plays are in it but aren't the staple like the old option.

Ah.......

I don't mind the spread offense as long as it's not ran like Texas Tech does. It seems like all of their passes are 3-4 yards and they run the ball 10% of the time.

It looks like alot of the top teams now, outside of USC, are running the spread.

Mecca
11-24-2007, 12:21 PM
Ah.......

I don't mind the spread offense as long as it's not ran like Texas Tech does. It seems like all of their passes are 3-4 yards and they run the ball 10% of the time.

It looks like alot of the top teams now, outside of USC, are running the spread.

LOL....pretty much, the spread can at times negate a talent advantage for the other team. I honestly sometimes think we at SC are about the only school that still uses a FB and frequently lines up under Center.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 12:26 PM
LOL....pretty much, the spread can at times negate a talent advantage for the other team. I honestly sometimes think we at SC are about the only school that still uses a FB and frequently lines up under Center.

Honestly I don't think it matters what USC runs, they have the talent to do what they want. Their Olines are always massive and mobile. Although I don't think Carrol is a big fan of the running QB, but maybe that's just because of his system. They also always have big sure handed WR's.

I don't know what happened to them this year, I thought they were going to blow the doors off of the Pac 10 after I saw what they did to Nebraska.

Mecca
11-24-2007, 12:31 PM
John David Booty happened.....actually that's a bit bad of me to say.

We had a ton of guys get hurt, our Oline has been in shambles for much of the year.

But we got 2 5 star OT's coming in..one being Ryan Khalil's brother in recruiting.

Sully
11-24-2007, 12:54 PM
Callahan didn't call the plays in Oakland...

So...
He comes in and installs a bad offense...
...and hasn't even called the plays int he pros for that offense.

Sam Hall
11-24-2007, 01:03 PM
I heard that Pelini has already indicated he'd run the spread option at Nebraska.

exactly

Sam Hall
11-24-2007, 01:04 PM
This is the best news in awhile. If you bring in Callahan to be the Chiefs' offensive coordinator, just don't put him anywhere near a microphone.

Skip Towne
11-24-2007, 01:27 PM
This is the best news in awhile. If you bring in Callahan to be the Chiefs' offensive coordinator, just don't put him anywhere near a microphone.
Why? Would he ruin the microphone?

Brock
11-24-2007, 03:03 PM
Why? WC offense has been pretty successful for alot of QB's.

Welcome to 10 years ago.

Brock
11-24-2007, 03:05 PM
Why would he be kidding?

Coaching offense has never been a problem for Callahan.

Sure, except when it's shown that he's too stupid to change one single thing about the offense when he's going up against the guy who installed it in the first place.

alanm
11-24-2007, 03:08 PM
I don't know man, when you just run the option and rarely pass.....fast defenses can defend the option now.
Defenses can't stop the option if you have the right people to run it. Florida and Tennessee were both considered to have faster team speed on both sides of the ball and both were buried. Nebraska won games by beating the shit out of other teams. Physical line play and a attacking defense will be stressed again. PBJ PBJ PBJ

Skip Towne
11-24-2007, 03:18 PM
Defenses can't stop the option if you have the right people to run it. Florida and Tennessee were both considered to have faster team speed on both sides of the ball and both were buried. Nebraska won games by beating the shit out of other teams. Physical line play and a attacking defense will be stressed again. PBJ PBJ PBJ
Yet no NFL teams run it.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 04:39 PM
Yet no NFL teams run it.

You don't see the spread either (outside of occasionally Tennessee), but that doesn't mean it's not working on the college level.

Sam Hall
11-24-2007, 10:11 PM
A lot of people think Turner Gill is out because he doesn't have enough big time coaching experience. He needs to go somewhere besides Buffalo before going to Nebraska.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 10:22 PM
A lot of people think Turner Gill is out because he doesn't have enough big time coaching experience. He needs to go somewhere besides Buffalo before going to Nebraska.

Well yeah, that would be like you jumping up and taking a job as CEO at Microsoft......

Seriously, we can't just give it to anyone who has Husker ties or that's what you call desperation.

Sam Hall
11-24-2007, 10:42 PM
Jim Grobe is being mentioned. I think it starts with Pelini.

kcfan82
11-24-2007, 10:54 PM
Jim Grobe is being mentioned. I think it starts with Pelini.

Supposidly an insider on RSS said Gill is no higher than 3rd on the list. Supposidly Carl Pelini sold his house, because he's following Bo.

I'd think it will be Bo.

Baconeater
11-25-2007, 09:48 PM
Channel 6 local news reporting Tom Osborne has been granted permission to contact Bo Pelini and Turner Gill. They're also reporting he took a flight to Baton Rouge today. No real surprise with either of those developments.

kcfan82
11-25-2007, 09:54 PM
Channel 6 local news reporting Tom Osborne has been granted permission to contact Bo Pelini and Turner Gill. They're also reporting he took a flight to Baton Rouge today. No real surprise with either of those developments.

Yeah, his flight plan has even been posted.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N454LC

Mr_Raider
11-25-2007, 10:02 PM
As a Raiders fan, this feels good. I absolutely hate Callahan's guts. I laughed every time he got his butt handed to him.

Sam Hall
11-25-2007, 10:40 PM
Tom Osborne is God

kcbronco
11-29-2007, 08:03 AM
Hearing this morning it's going to be Turner Gill possibly as soon as today. This coming from someone in the know at NU.

Gonzo
11-29-2007, 08:11 AM
Gill + Huskers = Mediocrity.

Baconeater
11-29-2007, 09:59 AM
Gill + Huskers = Mediocrity.
Who knows for sure, but mediocrity would be a step up from where NU is right now. It certainly wouldn't be a "wow" hiring.

Saulbadguy
11-29-2007, 10:01 AM
Dunno much about Gill. Could he be the token minority candidate? :)

I like Pelini. I think he'd be a good choice.

Baconeater
11-29-2007, 10:26 AM
Dunno much about Gill. Could he be the token minority candidate? :)

I like Pelini. I think he'd be a good choice.
That's kinda what my thought was about Gill. I'd be somewhat surprised if he actually got the job. I've heard rumblings that Bo didn't interview well. I really don't know what to believe.

KCinNY
11-29-2007, 11:42 AM
That's kinda what my thought was about Gill. I'd be somewhat surprised if he actually got the job. I've heard rumblings that Bo didn't interview well. I really don't know what to believe.

What, did he call Coach Osborne a MFer?

Skip Towne
11-29-2007, 11:53 AM
They are really missing the boat if they don't make a run at Pinkel.

MahiMike
11-29-2007, 11:56 AM
bring him into KC as a new OC.

Hell, Head coach would be an improvement!

BIG_DADDY
11-29-2007, 11:59 AM
Hopefully Herm is on the Callahan highway to nowhere soon.

duncan_idaho
11-29-2007, 12:32 PM
Both of these guys have some pretty significant black flags, if you ask me.

Pelini coaches the most talented defensive unit in the country, yet it continually got gashed this season. Even by a team whose best QB is a RB... Throw in that he's on record as not liking recruiting, and that's some serious cause for concern, I think.

Would Gill even be getting consideration if he had played at a different school? I know he was an excellent assistant, but two years as a head coach (at a MAC school) is a pretty thin resume.

Think the Huskers would be much better off with Grobe (Wake Forest), Paul Johnson (Navy) or Brian Kelly (Cincinnati)...

Baconeater
11-30-2007, 07:05 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3135858

Sources: Nebraska to name LSU defensive coordinator Pelini as coach

By Pat Forde
ESPN.com

Updated: November 30, 2007, 8:40 PM ET

Barring any last-minute snags, LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini will be introduced as the new head coach at Nebraska early next week, multiple sources confirmed Friday.

Pelini will coach the Tigers defense Saturday in the SEC championship game against Tennessee and, according to a source close to the situation, will be in Lincoln for an announcement Monday.

Pelini and Buffalo coach Turner Gill were believed to be Tom Osborne's final two choices to replace fired Bill Callahan. Both have Nebraska ties -- Gill as a former player under Osborne and coach under Frank Solich, and Pelini as a former defensive coordinator under Solich.

The move further complicates LSU's postseason. Head coach Les Miles is expected to meet with Michigan Wolverines early next week about its head-coaching vacancy. LSU is making an effort to keep Miles, but he's a Michigan alum who has often voiced his affection for the Wolverines program.

Saulbadguy
11-30-2007, 09:11 PM
Good choice, IMO.

alanm
11-30-2007, 09:15 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3135858

Sources: Nebraska to name LSU defensive coordinator Pelini as coach

By Pat Forde
ESPN.com

Updated: November 30, 2007, 8:40 PM ET

Barring any last-minute snags, LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini will be introduced as the new head coach at Nebraska early next week, multiple sources confirmed Friday.

Pelini will coach the Tigers defense Saturday in the SEC championship game against Tennessee and, according to a source close to the situation, will be in Lincoln for an announcement Monday.

Pelini and Buffalo coach Turner Gill were believed to be Tom Osborne's final two choices to replace fired Bill Callahan. Both have Nebraska ties -- Gill as a former player under Osborne and coach under Frank Solich, and Pelini as a former defensive coordinator under Solich.

The move further complicates LSU's postseason. Head coach Les Miles is expected to meet with Michigan Wolverines early next week about its head-coaching vacancy. LSU is making an effort to keep Miles, but he's a Michigan alum who has often voiced his affection for the Wolverines program.
While I'll be happy as a pig in shit if this story is true. I have to temper it whilst waiting for the Official announcement from Osborne himself. Until then I'm not officially excited yet. ;)

Baconeater
01-10-2008, 11:14 PM
lolzzzz (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2008/01/10/2008-01-10_eric_mangini_talks_to_bill_callahan-2.html)

Sam Hall
01-11-2008, 01:35 AM
I might have disowned the Chiefs if Goat Boy were named offensive coordinator. I don't think I can say anymore about the man and the fourth place defense he built.

Sam Hall
01-11-2008, 01:45 AM
I would like to thank Bill in Lincoln for 73-31. I've enjoyed my time on CP since then. But the team's seven-week hangover after the USC game kinda sucked.

Woodrow Call
01-11-2008, 11:32 AM
lolzzzz (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2008/01/10/2008-01-10_eric_mangini_talks_to_bill_callahan-2.html)

and his competition for the job is.....

ESPN's John Clayton reports the Jets are considering Mike Solari to be their running game coordinator.

Coach Eric Mangini seems set on finding help for the run game. Bill Callahan has also drawn interest for the position. Solari, the Chiefs' former offensive coordinator, was fired by Herm Edwards after the season.

http://rotoworld.com/