Nebraska fires Callahan after dismal 5-7 season
LINCOLN, Neb.— Bill Callahan was fired as Nebraska’s coach Saturday, his four-year stay marked by the most embarrassing losses at a football program once among the mightiest in the nation.
Interim athletic director and Nebraska great Tom Osborne announced the dismissal one day after the Cornhuskers ended the season at 5-7 following a 65-51 loss at Colorado. They squandered an 11-point halftime lead by allowing 34 consecutive points.
Osborne met with Callahan for five minutes Saturday, and Callahan left the football complex without speaking to reporters. After Friday’s game, he said he enjoyed his time at Nebraska. “I have no regrets,” he said.