A new AD anxious to put his stamp on the football program fires the head coach to prevent the program from "slipping into mediocrity."
A new coach with Super Bowl experience is brought in to fix things. Tradition and history are tossed aside.
The results are horrible.
Thus the story of Nebraska football. Phil Taylor really hit a home run in last week's SI with this great piece on the Cornhusker football program.
Thankfully the Nebraska administration got it. The problem wasn't Bill Callahan alone, who deservedly was let go. It was much higher.
There's a fine line between "rebuilding" and "Gross Negligence." My money is on Tom Osborne the rebuilder.