October 17, 2007

NU Notes: Osborne attends Wednesday's practice

Interim Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne wasted no time beginning his evaluation of NU head coach Bill Callahan and his football program.

Osborne was present at Wednesday's workout inside the Hawks Championship Indoor Facility and he met with Callahan briefly before practice started.

"We invited him to practice today," Callahan said. "It was great to have him out here today.

"I had a chance and an opportunity to visit with him today and I appreciate his candor. We had a very good conversation and great dialogue. I'm all for it. I'm very supportive of Tom (Osborne) being in that position, just like I said yesterday, I'm supportive of anybody that's in that particular position. I have lot of respect for him and he has a lot of experience. We certainly welcome that."

Callahan wouldn't go into detail what he and Osborne spoke about on Monday. When asked if he felt any pressure having Osborne present at Wednesday's practice, Callahan said you can't let that stuff bother you as a coach.

"I don't feel that at all," Callahan said. "I've never felt that as a coach. I'm not worried about anybody looking over my shoulder."

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