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