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Shawn Watson in Trouble at Nebraska

Posted: December 5, 2010 in Rumors

While I can’t confirm anything other than fan hatred, Nebraska Cornhusker Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson has to be skating on thin ice. The Huskers raced out to a 17 point lead yesterday against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big 12 Championship only to post 80 yards of offense in the second half.

What the average rube doesn’t understand is Watson is a holdover from the Bill Callahan regime and Pellini probably wants to bring in one of his guys. Watson has ten years of experience as on OC between four at Nebraska and six at Colorado.

The Huskers have QB Taylor Martinez for three more years, incoming freshmen Bubba Starling, and would ideally be looking for a zone/read/spread type of OC. Some will argue that Martinez has no pocket presence. The kid is a redshirt freshman, he gets a hall pass. Watson has been instrumental in his development. Around Lincoln, Martinez was rumored to be the best QB through the entire 2009 season but with a redshirt tag last year, he couldn’t be called on.

Martinez also has an obvious ankle issue, that is the issue, not the lack of pocket presence.

Watson will end up interviewing for other open HC positions. Pellini won’t deny universities the shot at interviewing him. Here’s to hoping that Watson lands a HC job and Pellini doesn’t have to nuke him.