Huskers Boot Pederson

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OMAHA, NE -- Nebraska has fired athletic director Steve Pederson. It comes two days after the Cornhuskers football team suffered its worst home loss in nearly a half-century.

Pederson, and the man he hired to coach the team, Bill Callahan,
have been heavily criticized after a series of lopsided losses this
season. They got hammered 45-14 by Oklahoma State on Saturday with
former coach Tom Osborne and his 1997 national title team in

For the first time in the 118 years Nebraska has been playing
football, the Cornhuskers have allowed at least 40 points four
times in a season.

Over the past two weeks, the once-mighty Huskers have lost by a
combined margin of 86-20, dropping their record to 4-and-3