November 6, 2007

NU Notes: Callahan wants to send seniors out on hi

For Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan, maybe one of the hardest things for him during this 2007 season is the fact he has let his 29 seniors down.

After leading the Huskers to their first Big 12 North title since 1999 last season, Callahan, like many other people thought this program was on its way.

As Nebraska takes the field for senior day against Kansas State on Saturday, the cold reality is the Huskers are on a five game losing streak and could potentially have their first losing record at home since 1968 if they fall short against the Wildcats.

Callahan said he wants nothing more on Saturday but to send out those 29 seniors with a win.

"I think these kids have been great," Callahan said. "I'm disappointed for them that they haven't had the success they've wanted to at the end here. They've been great. They've been a lot of fun. They're great guys and great kids. They've worked hard. They've poured their heart and soul into their preparation.

"You go back and think about all the efforts and time and energy that they've put into the program, from the time they're recruited until the time they're seniors, it's phenomenal. You have to respect that. I certainly appreciate all their efforts. It'll be great to see them honored on Saturday. There's a lot of great kids and I hope the best for them. I hope we can do something positive for them on the way out."

For guys like Ben Eisenhart, senior day means more to him, because of the simple fact he grew up in Nebraska dreaming to play for Huskers.

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