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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nebraska Football: What Next?

Everyone who follows college football is aware of the firing of Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson. And aware that Nebraska has brought in the venerable Tom Osborne to act as interim AD and help right the program.

Osborne has said he won't be making any decisions on the future of coach Bill Callahan until he has evaluated his work for the entire season.

But, certainly, there is a good chance that Callahan won't be back.

So, who will Tom Osborne recommend as the person to bring Nebraska back to the top of the heap?

It will be tough to lure the coach of a big time program away for their current job to fill a Nebraska opening that has lost much of its luster. So, other options might be:

Bo Pellini: The LSU defensive coordinator will be a popular name for most openings after this season. He has put together very good defenses at LSU, effectively using all that talent that they have recruited. It wouldn't be a stretch to think that Nebraska would bring him in to return the Black Shirts to their old form.

Brian Kelly: The U of Cincinnati first year coach is having a big first year with the Bearcats.

Houston Nutt: A fairly big name coach who has had success at Arkansas. His programs implosion isn't of all his own doing, and a fresh start might be just what the Doctor ordered.

However, we believe that Osborne will look to his past.

Osborne has a history of relying on Negro QB's for the success of his program. Perhaps no coach of an elite D-1 school put more Negro QB's under center than Osborne over his tenure.

We believe that Osborne will continue to do so and look to one of the two that brought him the most success. Turner Gill or Tommie Frazier.

Both have head coaching experience. Gill at University of Buffalo and Frazier at Doane College. And, considering how far the 'Huskers have fallen under Callahan, their experience might over qualify them for the job.

It seems a safe bet that if Osborne has a major say in who will be the next coach of Nebraska, he will look to the source of most of his past glory.

The Negro QB.

9 comments:

Dave the Wave said...

naw...he is gonna wait for lawrence phillips to get out of jail and go with him

Martin said...

"Everyone who follows college football is aware of the firing of Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson."

Sir, I follow college football and was utterly unaware that Nebraska still had a team. I'm intrigued. Next thing you know, Notre Dame will have a football team.

The Lawn Jockey said...

" Next thing you know, Notre Dame will have a football team."

actually...with the current rate of defections...that little intramural squad they put together will be a thing of the past.

Dave the Wave said...

the truth

Keith said...

what does race have to do with this? Let the best coach be hired--regardless of whether he's "negro" or not.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"what does race have to do with this? Let the best coach be hired--regardless of whether he's "negro" or not."

Sir, we never said race had anything to do with it.

That is your assumption.

We simply brought up the fact that Osborne's best teams were qb'd by Negro QB's. That he has had his greatest success using Negro QB's.
And, that we fully expect him to turn to one of those QB's that has coaching experience to continue the legacy of his success.

Success he developed,mostly, with Negro QB's.

Don't know why you are bringing race into this.

Sebastian said...

Dave,

Off topic, but here's another quote from the article, "In 1997, he told a British newspaper that a woman should have the right to abort her unborn child if tests could determine it would be homosexual. He later insisted he was talking about a "hypothetical" choice which could never be applied. He has also suggested a link between skin colour and sex drive, positing the theory that black people have higher libidos, and argued in favour of genetic screening and engineering on the basis that " stupidity" could one day be cured. He has claimed that beauty could be genetically manufactured, saying: "People say it would be terrible if we made all girls pretty. I think it would great."

So if this guy had his way, you wouldn't be here. There's a good chance your parent's wouldn't have been here as well.

Now onto the topic at hand.

The whitest state of the conterminous United States has been the home of the Negro QB. Might as well be the home of the Negro coach.

Dave the Wave said...

"conterminous "

well, looky looky....ole big house jig and his 64 dollar word...howdy doo, missah sebastian, howdy doo!

Sebastian said...

That's a $72.50 word, I'll have you know....