Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pavan is NU's best ever

I don't think there can be any doubt about it now. Sarah Pavan is the best player to ever don a University of Nebraska volleyball uniform. Pavan became the school's all-time leading kills leader Saturday night, passing three-time first-team All-American Allison Weston in the process.

Pavan will become NU's first four-time first-team All-American in December, joining Stanford legend Logan Tom as the only four-timer. She could also become a two-time player of the eyar as well.

The interesting thing about Pavan is her demeanor. She's quiet, soft spoken and doesn't seek the spotlight.

But there's an intensity in her that is undeniable. That's what makes her the player she is - that and her 6-foot-5 frame. She really has the perfect volleyball body and athletic ability to go along with that competitiveness streak. Just think. Through 3 1/2 seasons with Pavan, the Huskers have lost just five matches -- Florida A&M, USC, Texas, Washington and Colorado. That surprising loss to Florida A&M early in her freshman year is Pavan's only loss in the state of Nebraska and her only loss at the NU Coliseum.

The rest of the Big 12 certainly won't be sorry to see Pavan and fellow seniors Tracy Stalls and Christina Houghtelling leave.

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Sunday, October 21, 2007 || 1 comments

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Callahan gone?

Two weeks ago, I thought there was no way Bill Callahan wouldn't be head coach at Nebraska next year. Now, unless things change in a hurry, I can't see how he could possibly be back. The players keep saying they're trying, but it just doesn't look like it. It hasn't looked like the defense has had a real plan all season, and now the offense seems to be following down that path. What had been a successful passing game disappeared on Saturday.

You hate to get into a rut of changing coaches every three or four years, but that might be what the Husker program is now looking at doing. You just can't help but wonder what Steve Pederson's fate will be.

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Sunday, October 14, 2007 || 20 comments

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