Memo to Tom Osborne: Don't Ax Bill Callahan

Nick BenesCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2007

IconI know I'm probably in the minority here, but... 

Tom Osborne and the rest of Husker Nation—give Bill Callahan a chance!

Callahan can right the ship if you let him. After all, he's done it before.

In 2005, Nebraska was reeling at 5-5, with many people questioning Callahan before Kansas State came to Lincoln in November.

The result? 

Jordan Congdon made a 45-yard FG with less than a minute left to give the Huskers a come-from-behind 27-25 win.

In their next game, Nebraska blasted Colorado 30-3, and the players showed their "Restore the Order" shirts underneath their pads.

Then came the big one: Nebraska, down 28-17 early in the fourth quarter, came back to beat Michigan 32-28 in the Alamo Bowl.

So why the sudden push to send Callahan to Interstate 80 with a "Will Work for Food" sign?

I think many Husker fans have forgotten what happened just two years ago.

I know there's a lot of talk about how some players have given up on the coaches, and I know a lot of people have lost faith in Callahan.

But what if he gets the players playing with fire again? What if the Huskers show they can be the team everyone said they'd be?

What if Callahan's boys end up 9-3 or 8-4 at the end of the season?

There's also the other side of the spectrum — the possible implosion of this team.

It's very possible that these guys could toss the rest of the campaign into the dumpster, and limp to a 4-8 finish.

If that happens, T.O. has no choice but to get Callahan out of town as fast as possible.

There's no telling what might happen — especially in the 2007 college football season. Anything is possible.

Remember Husker fans, Callahan has pulled through some messes before—and he can do it again.

All you have to do is give him a chance.