Is Callahan One of The Best Things That's Happened to Nebraska?

Mike ElstunContributor IJanuary 18, 2010

LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 16:   Head coach Bill Callahan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers plans during the game with the USC Trojans on September 16, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. USC won 28-10. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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I know what you're thinking, but before you bite my head off, hear me out.


Would the power option have really worked in the age of quick and often scoring pass-happy spread offenses?

Would Nebraska been able to recruit high caliber prospects? Could they even find quality prospects for the power option, when so many high schools are becoming more and more pass happy shotgun/spread?


So I raise a question to you Nebraska fans:

Was Bill Callahan a necessary evil?


And yes, I know how he ran the program to the ground as well, alienated himself from almost every Husker tradition, and is the most hated person in Nebraska.

Just ask yourself where Nebraska would be without him.