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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BUFFSROCKS, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. BUFFSROCKS

    BUFFSROCKS Well-Known Member

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    From the article:
    Uh, what? Discipline, integrity and work ethic? This is said about the guy that gives sideline throat slashes? Calls other team's fans ****ing hillbillies? And generally has does not give meaningful suspensions to top players when it sure seems like they should be warranted? Give me a break...

    Clownahan is a joke of a coach :thumbsup:
     
  3. CSU Husker

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    Yet I bet you would call Hawk a success if he is at the same place Cally is, three years in to the job.
     
  4. BinaryBuff

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    I call him a joke because of the things he's done. I call him a joke because he was a Raider flunky who's team nearly revolted on him. I call him a joke because the guy actually did a throat slash gesture towards an official. I call him a joke because he calls other team's fans ****ing hillbillies.

    And, I'll hold my judgment of Cally be "successful" or not until after this season. Sorry, but up to this point in his time at NU, I don't think Cally has been a success.
     
  5. CSU Husker

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    Like I said, if Hawk is at the same point after three years, I bet you consider him a success.
     
  6. KingPants

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    Serious question here. What if USC comes in and slaps Neb by 40 (don't think its going to happen, but always a possibility) and they loose to UT or OU big. Do you think that Neb fans will still be ok with the extension?
     
  7. CSU Husker

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    No, people will be pissed if that happens.
     
  8. leftybuff

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    Sweet. Cally is mediocre, at best. He's what 20-15 v. DI teams? NU used to have the bar set a lot higher than that. He can stay a long as he likes IMO.
     
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    I thouroughly embrace the idea of cally being around an extra three years. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Mick Ronson

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    yeah, next time he beats a good team will be the first.

    Cally seems like a real disingenuous jerk, to me. anybody seen the youtube of Cally's blow-by "handshake" with Stoopsie after the throat-slash game?

    "integrity".
     
  11. BUFFSROCKS

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    Anybody have a link to this "throat-slash" gesture? I've never seen it, was wondering why everyone commented on this
     
  12. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Of course we would. But at the same time, it is possible to be a successful football coach, and have a little class at the same time. Calling fans of another school "****ing hillbillies," refusing to suspend student athletes who commit crimes/team violations, etc. are things that no football fan should be proud of, Nebraska fans included.
     
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    HillBilly Slashahan is a jerk. i would have waited until the end of the season to decide whether or nor to extend his contract....i guess pounding powerhouse Nevada is enough.
     
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    What has Cally done that makes you think he's so successful and that I'll think Hawkins was successful if at the same point? Maybe I'm missing what has been happening at NU. Are you referencing the B12 N crown? I don't think he's done anything else that would make me consider his time at NU to be a success. Sorry. Maybe this year is different and NU really takes off, but I'll wait and actually see how things play out.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7NvSRouFw"]throat-slash[/ame]
     
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    For your viewing pleasure:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7NvSRouFw"]YouTube - Bill Callahan Throat Slash vs. Oklahoma[/ame]

    Brief Article:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2212856
     
  17. CSU Husker

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    Actually, I wouldnt consider him successful yet. I would say he has taken steps to success, but is not there yet. My point is CU fans ragging on him is a bit hypocritical.
     
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    Why?

    Are there some CU fans out there who are proclaiming the Buffs have risen to the top of the conference? Are there some CU fans out there who would favor CU in a game against USC? Are you aware of some actions of Dan Hawkins which would in some way relate to Callahan? Did Hawkins make a throat slash gesture? Did Hawkins call fans of one of his biggest opponents "****ing hillbillies?" About the worst thing that can be said of Hawkins is that he is a bit goofy sometimes and he can go crazy on occasion re: his "Go play intramurals, brother" speech. I also don't remember Hawkins taking any light punishments on his players. Quite the opposite, in fact. the fact is -- Hawkins has been 110% class since he's been at CU.

    What behavior of CU fans would you consider hypocritical, in relation to the way myopic Husker fans have acted about Callahan?
     
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    If I am not mistaken, Solich was fired for the same "success" that Cally has barely matched... once.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    Couldn't have said it any better.
     
  22. CSU Husker

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    I would say its hypocritical to call someone a clown of a coach given the results he has had on the field versus their team.

    As far as the throat slash and effin hillbillies, was that dumb of him, yep. But in reality it was just a blip on the cfb radar.
     
  23. TheRockSays

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    Considering the reaction on this board...this is a very good move for NU.
     
  24. BinaryBuff

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    wtf does being a clown in his actions have to do with beating CU? I call him a clown based on his actions while being a "leader" of young men. Being a coach involves more than just beating CU, or so I thought, but I guess that beating CU has increased in priority in the land of the corn.
     
  25. CSU Husker

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    Thats just simply not true. Lets look at the reasons that Solich lost his job....

    1. The 2002 7-7 Season. This was coming off the NC game in 2001, so obviously Frank was immediately on thin ice by having a .500 season.

    2. Blow out losses. Look at the way FS was losing games, 40-7 to Penn St, 36-14 to ISU, 41-21 to Mizzou, and the nail in the coffin 38-9 to KSU, everyone knew he was getting fired before the CU game, which the players rallied for.

    3. Recruiting. Im not saying Frank was getting poor talent, but as soon as Cally was hired there was a buzz about the recruits they were pulling it. It was an upgrade. This helped to endure the growing pain years while he was getting his system installed with his players.
     
  26. Highflyer

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    I read something recently that said that something like 60% of this years NU starters were Solich recruits. If the recruiting was so bad by FS, how does he have this many kids still in the starting line up four years later?
     
  27. Mick Ronson

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    it was one of the Barfknecht articles, and Barf said it was 30% i think.

    Callahan did invent the forward pass, though.

    shoulda waited until the end of the season....but the polyester hordes busted too many nuts watching BIG RED run up and down the field on Nevada (Reno)...extend "Love me, I'm Bill". Jim Rose probably drained himself of semen.
     
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    Okay, 30% seems more accurate. Still, if all his guys were so crappy, you'd think they'd have weeded them out after 4 recruiting cycles
     
  29. CSU Husker

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    I do agree that the extension should have waited til the end of this season to see how the cards fall.
     
  30. CSU Husker

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    Like I said, its not that Frank wasnt getting ANY good athletes. His recruiting classes overall werent like Callys though. I dont think recruits were a big reason FS got the boot, but I do think most Husker fans thought that aspect needed to be improved to compeat with the big boys.
     

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