Thursday, November 29, 2007
New interim head coach
It seems that as interim head coach, Osborne can go out recruiting while he waits for his new coach to become available (or so it seems). He can also keep recruiting after the new coach is named, quite possibly early next week.
Osborne can be a huge plus in recruiting. Not many schools have living legends on their athletic staff. Certainly any Nebraska-raised player will be impressed if Osborne comes to their house, sits in their living room and tells them why Nebraska is still the place to go.
Yes, I know, Osborne hasn't coached since 1997. Ten years ago, today's potential recruits were just 7- or 8-years old. They probably don't remember those championship seasons all that well. But their parents do. What parent wouldn't be impressed if Dr. Tom showed interest in their son?
So far in his first six weeks as interim athletic director, it seems like Osborne has handled everything perfectly. Now his most important decision is just around the corner. If he picks the right head coach, things could get turned around in a hurry. Here's betting that we won't hear anything about "changing the culture" this time around.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Folsom Filed Blues?
There really should be no joy for anyone if Callahan does indeed get fired. You get the impression that many fans will be glad to see him go, but you know Callahan didn't want things to go this way. He worked hard to try and make the program a success. No one is more disappointed than he is with what has transpired this season.
A win at Colorado would be a great way to finish the regular season, but a win probably won't sway intermim athletic director Tom Osborne's opinion. Osborne has said he'd wait until after the season to evaluate the coaching staff. What he surely meant is he would wait until after the season to talk about his evaluation of the coaching staff.
Sometime in the near future we'll know the direction the Husker program is headed. We can only trust that Osborne once again makes the right call.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Cook's recruiting class
Setter Sydney Anderson is an intriguing recruit who has NCAA Tournament experience at Utah and USA National Team experience. We may be seeing some kind of a 6-2 offense down the line with Anderson and Rachel Holloway in the lineup.