October 9, 2007

NU Notes: Callahan answers tough questions Tuesday

Since Nebraska's embarrassing 41-6 loss to Missouri this past Saturday night, several questions have posed by fans and the media about the future of where this football program is heading.

The last four weeks the Husker defense has experienced breakdowns and allowed numbers that have never been seen before in Lincoln. Iowa State ran 102 plays on NU, Missouri racked up 32 first downs and 606 yards, Ball State put up 610 yards and USC had 313 yards rushing and averaged eight yards per carry against the Blackshirts.

None of it has been pretty and on Tuesday head coach Bill Callahan was asked by the media if there has been any consideration for potential staff changes.

"That's an unfair question in terms of changes at this juncture," Callahan said. "We are in the midst of a season and (the staff) has got my full support."

Callahan added that he and several members on his staff have been through struggles like this before in their coaching careers, and by no means is anybody satisfied with what's been happening on the football field.

"You need to understand this: All of a sudden when you are having struggles you don't start firing people left and right," Callahan said. "These guys are professionals and they've had tremendous success in their careers and there is going to be times in each and every one of their career where you go through a period where you don't have the success that you want to have and you've got to continue to fight through it.

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