Bill Callahan Named New Head Coach Friday

It was made official Friday. Nebraska has a new head coach. Former Raiders head coach Bill Callahan was officially named head coach, 41 days after Frank Solich was fired.

In the moments before Callahan was named head coach at Nebraska, former Interim Head Coach Bo Pelini was seen leaving the South Stadium offices with a box. Pelini had arrived wearing a suit and walked quickly into the building without comment. He exited later with the box and declined to comment to a question of whether he was still with the Cornhusker program.

Bill Callahan signed a six year deal worth 1.5 million a year with a base salary of 325-thousand dollars. Callahan, who's spent the last eight years in the NFL, says he's glad to be back in the college ranks and embraces the tradition and expectations at Nebraska.

Pederson says Callahan will be in charge of hiring his coaching staff. Callahan says he plans to interview each of the current assistants beginning Monday.