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Nebraska Cornhuskers coach Bill Callahan fired

The head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Bill Callahan, was fired on Saturday, following the loss to Colorado.

Nebraska Cornhuskers coach Bill Callahan fired Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bill Callahan was fired this morning, after a meeting with the Athletic Director Tom Osborne. The move came a day after the Huskers lost 65-51 against Colorado at home. The firing of coach Bill Callahan was explained with his poor performance and the worst season Nebraska has had since 1961, finishing with record of 5-7. "We went 43 seasons without a losing season. In the last four years, we had two. The buck stops with Bill Callahan," said Tom Osborne during the 9:30am scheduled Nebraska press conference. "I like Bill Callahan. I think he's a professional. At the same time, there was something missing."

 But the Huskers will pay for the firing of Bill Callahan, who was fired "without cause" and this entitles him to the full terms of his contract with Nebraska. Callahan stands to get paid $1.5 million per year until 2011. The contracts of his assistants were also terminated, but some will stay to help out through the off-season and all will get paid until 2009. During the press conference, Osborne said that a third party has been hired to start recruiting of a new head coach, but no further details were released.

 Published on 11/24/2007

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