Saying team needs direction, Callahan won't step down

Updated: October 16, 2007, 10:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A day after the man who hired him was fired, embattled Nebraska coach Bill Callahan insisted he won't be resigning anytime soon.

Callahan said Tuesday that he didn't know how the dismissal of athletic director Steve Pederson -- who will be replaced on an interim basis by former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne -- would affect his job status. The fourth-year coach said he was saddened by Pederson's firing, but he sidestepped questions about whether he felt responsible for it.

"I ...

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