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Sunday, November 04, 20071194231757

The Kansas and Nebraska Acts

The new BCS poll is out this week, and the good news is that 3 of the top 6 teams are in the Big 12 (and two of those are from the Big 12 North):

1. Ohio State
2. LSU
3. Oregon
4. Kansas
5. Oklahoma
6. Missouri

Teh bad news is that Kansas jumped from 8 to 4 on account of our Nebraska Cornhuskers' record-breakingly bad performance. We have lost more games in a row than ever before, gave up more points in a half than ever before, and gave up more points total than ever before.

The question is should Coach Callahan and Defensive Coordinator Cosgrove be fired now, or stay on so this season is unambiguously theres.

From the Fire Callahan and Cosgrove side:

Coaching: 0 Kansas scored 19 points the last two weeks...they quadrupled that yesterday thanks to Coz's defense and Callahan completely abandoning the running game to put the game completely in the hands of a first time starter at quarterback. Please guys... don't damage your careers any more, just resign today.
Overall: F It's over Bill. Coach Osborne, please call an audible and do what needs to be done now.

From the Let Callahan and Cosgrove hang perspective

Forget the idea that he (or Bill Callahan) should resign or be fired. He shouldn't. He shouldn't be let off the hook. At the end of the season, we can write about how this is the worst season in Nebraska's history and it can be attributed to him without any asterisks attached. This becomes more important as times marches on. Think about that for a minute. When my sons are old enough to have their own kids, they can look in a record book somewhere and Kevin Cosgrove's name will be attached to this season.

The best summary is from the NU v. KU open thread:

now witnessing the death throes of the Callasham regime.

All links from Corn Nation

21:02 Posted in UNL | Permalink | Comments (6) | Tags: kansas, cornhuskers, football, ncaaf


Holy Moly, Mizzou beat A&M. They're having a real season.

Posted by: ElamBend | Saturday, November 10, 2007

And Nebraska was able to stab Kansas' country cousins in the eye [1].

With the fall of Ohio State, 3 of the top 5 BCS teams are Big 2 (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma). Presuming none of them suffer an Ohio State level upset, in two weeks Kansas and Missouri will play each other, and then the victor will play Oklahoma. That has to be the toughest schedule of the top tier teams.

If there is justice in this world, a Big 12 team will be in the BCS championship game. And if there is goodness, our Big 12 Champion will win.

(But of course, we already knew that:-) )

[1] http://www.bringonthecats.com/storyonly/2007/11/10/171052/35

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Sunday, November 11, 2007

Having grown up roughly equidistant from Columbia, Lawrence, and Lincoln, my home town had a good mix of fans; though mostly weighted toward Mizzou. When it comes to the Kansas v. Missouri rivalry though, little has changed in a 160 years.

Posted by: ElamBend | Monday, November 12, 2007

So you were pretty close to I-35?

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Monday, November 12, 2007

Yep. 17 miles west of it.

Posted by: ElamBend | Tuesday, November 13, 2007

We have a regular Midwestern blogospheric cabal going on here...

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Tuesday, November 13, 2007