Huskers suffer growing pains

Originally Published: November 9, 2004
By Chip Brown | Special to ESPN.com

Nebraska coach Bill Callahan is the son of a policeman from the south side of Chicago, so he knows what life-and-death situations are all about.

This season in Lincoln, which has included a home loss to Southern Mississippi, the worst loss in school history (70-10 at Texas Tech) and a road loss to offense-challenged Iowa State, is by no means one of them.

Still, Callahan understands the passion of Nebraska fans, who haven't had to endure a losing season since 1961 and can still vividly ...

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