HskrPwr13 wrote:Agreed. Although if you think Callahan is a jerk, you should meet the AD. I wonder how long Callahan is gonna get. Since he didnt/hasnt burned the redshirt on Harrison Beck, his options next year are Taylor, not a big time QB, or Beck, no experience Freshman. It already looks like us NU fans have to expect next year to be written off also. After that it'll have to be win or die. At this point I'm expecting death and NU blood back in at the AD and coaching levels.
It's not that
dire in Lincoln. I think having Taylor running the show next year is a great option - as long as we can get some WRs who can catch the ball and an O-Line that can block. The Bill Callahan Experiment is going reasonably well at this point, IMO.
Look at where we are - we've got a decent defense that's one or two playmakers away from being tops in the conference. We've got a QB who, once he gets into a rhythm, can throw as well as anyone in the country. We've got a couple of young RBs that can carry the rock in Lucky and Glenn, plus some exciting young receivers in Mulkey and Swift - not to mention a pretty decent TE in Herrian.
This is a team built on youth, still playing West Coast Offense football with Power Option personnel. You can see light at the end of the tunnel. If we show the same improvement from '05 to '06 like we have from '04 to '05, things will be all right. IF that happens we'll definitely be in contention for the Big XII North title and we could give anyone from the South a good game in the title game. After that it's a top-tier bowl and possibly a BCS bowl.
That's all contingent on the 2006 team showing more of the flashes of brilliance we saw this year in the second half of the ISU, TT and OU games. I see that as entirely possible. Probable? I don't know. But I like the direction we're heading.
By the way, Adrian Peterson is still really, really good. That's the original topic of this thread, if we all remember.