November 01, 2005

Bill Callahan in deep shit: Callahan, Nebraska's head coach is in deep shit for making a throat slashing gesture after the play didn't go his way.

posted by SDM to football at 01:10 PM - 15 comments

I think Nebraska fans wish he'd have actually slashed his own throat.

posted by dyams at 01:24 PM on November 01, 2005

Deep doo-doo? Why!?! With whom!?! Maybe after a few comments I will find out why this is an issue with anyone. (Or perhaps confirm my own belief that this is a non-issue)

posted by bugsyduke at 01:54 PM on November 01, 2005

This is the guy who "coached" the Raiders, right? I was worried for a second there.

posted by yerfatma at 02:08 PM on November 01, 2005

I wonder how Rush Limbaugh will blame the democrats for this one?

posted by Richard j Garcia at 02:31 PM on November 01, 2005

I wonder how Rush Limbaugh will blame the democrats for this one? Well, clearly it's political correctness run amok.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:59 PM on November 01, 2005

I wonder if the Nebraska football program will ever be great again. Like, for a long time, they had a reasonably easy time recruiting because a kid could at the very least count on playing for a top-10 team, and quite possibly contending for the title. Without that, why would a top prospect want to go to Lincoln? Callahan's just the latest stage of a disease that started when Tom Osborne left.

posted by cobra! at 03:05 PM on November 01, 2005

It seems Callahan's West Coast Offense has turned into something more like the "Gulf Coast Offense" -completely blown away & devastated!

posted by Bury Bonds at 03:09 PM on November 01, 2005

yerfatma- I thought "extreme alienation and emotional pessimism" fit the Nebraska Bill to a T

posted by irunfromclones at 03:54 PM on November 01, 2005

Callahan denies it was a throat-slash, stating it was an "I've had it up to here" that he's used on his children. If it were a slash, the controversy is because that gesture has been deemed both excessively violent and gang-related, so the NCAA (and perhaps the NFL) clamped down on it a few years ago.

posted by rcade at 08:26 PM on November 01, 2005

Because, of course, if you don't mimic throat-slashing, then nobody will ever get their throat slashed again. It'll just stop happening. Everybody knows that.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:35 PM on November 01, 2005

Only something like this could happen to Husker Nation!

posted by daddisamm at 10:50 PM on November 01, 2005

Hey HUSKER FANS, Well now, let's see, your coach is making throat slashing gestures, and he says it's all because he's frustrated. Frustrated.......well Bill, imagine how the HUSKER NATION feels. Here they were supposed to get a coach who, supposedly knew a little about the WEST COAST offense, which intern, knows little about anything especially college football. His main objective is to make sure his team becomes better student, they learn how to conduct themselves better on & off the field, and graduate.Well, that sounds all and great if your at Harvard, or Yale,where their academics do come first,but in the HUSKER NATION, that doesn't win ball games! Oh, it fine and dandy when the "Big Red" beat third teir teams like Wake Forest,Pitt, and Maine(a D-1AA team).This team is going nowhere, and will continue to,and to my delite that's fine with me. But, the cowards at NU, won't even comment on the incident against Oklahoma.The A.D.,the Chancellor, and the Coach, all thinks it's amusing. They are happy to get any type of press they can. The coach saying, "he doesn't know what everyones talking about, just goes to show that "Coach Callihan" has no clue as to what he's doing,either on the sideline or in a pressroom. And, if he did, he'd still be coaching the Raiders,to another losing season.Going to a Super Bowl(and losing),does not make you a good coach, having constant winning seasons, makes you a good coach. So Coach Callihan, go lose two out of three of your next games, miss going to a bowl again, and see just how much fan support you get. Your offense is lousy, defense can't stop the run,and all you can say is were getting better. I sure hope the next recruiting class,wakes up, opens thier eyes,and realizes, that just going to Nebraska, doesn't mean a ten win season,a bowl game every year, or even a championship. It just means, Your headind for the worst four years in your sporting lives,especially if Coach Callihan and his staff are still in Lincoln when you get there!!!!!!!

posted by mongo at 11:56 AM on November 02, 2005

mongo like candy, eh?

posted by cobra! at 01:32 PM on November 02, 2005

Mongo no like grammar.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:28 PM on November 02, 2005

mongo sizes paragraph to compensate.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:54 PM on November 02, 2005

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