August 20, 2007
NU Notes: Keller looking to take things to the next level
The wait is finally over for senior Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller.
NU head coach Bill Callahan officially named Keller the Huskers starting quarterback on Monday, so that means all of his focus can now shift over to Nebraska's season opener against Nevada on Sept. 1.
Originally, Callahan wasn't going to name a starter until game week, but because of how far ahead NU is right now, Callahan said the staff felt they had a strong enough evaluation on both Keller and junior Joe Ganz to move forward with an official announcement on Monday.
"I just think his consistency throughout the competition," Callahan said as to why Keller won the starting job. "It was a very close competition. Both (Ganz and Keller) are great kids and it's a good problem to have. All those kids are great competitors and they're all capable of starting in Division I programs. I'm proud of all of them and they've handled it in a class manner. They're great kids in that aspect.
"They all want to be the starter and Joe was disappointed and he should be disappointed. I would be disappointed as well, so that's a good sign. In talking with Joe, we visited with all the quarterbacks today to let them know where they stand. I felt it was important to personally visit with each and every one of them to let them know where each one of them was at."
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