Watson Gone After Bowl Game
Nebraska's Shawn Watson Fired After Seven Seasons as Offensive Coordinator
By Johnny Cornfed
"We’ve lost faith in his ability to maximize Taylor Martinez at quarterback," Athletic Director Tom Osborne said this morning at a press conference at Memorial Stadium where he announced that Bo Pelini will be letting Shawn Watson, Offensive Coordinator for Nebraska, go after the Bowl game.
Nebraska Head Football Coach Bo Pelini also announced today that he has completed the process of hiring a new Offensive Coordinator.
Pelini’s announcement that Taylor’s father, Casey Martinez, will replace Watson as Offensive Coordinator for the Nebraska football program has caught many of the Husker Nation off guard. “Casey was with the ISU football team 1988 through 1990,” said Pelini, “He even set five strength and conditioning records with the Cyclones.”
Coach Pelini said this hire brings the offense the overall characteristics he was looking for in Nebraska assistants. “I was asked about the qualities I look for in assistant coaches, and I mentioned teachers, communicators and high-energy people. I think Casey will be a great teacher for the young men in our program, and especially for Taylor.”
Bo Pelini said Cotton and Gilmore will assist him in getting Casey Martinez up to speed in a variety of roles including associate and assistant head coach.
“In addition to coaching the offense, C-Mart will assist me in a number of key administrative duties within our program,” Pelini said. “Ted will continue as our receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, but under the direction of Martinez.”
This reads like a joke. I went to www.cornfed.com and couldn't find any news but did notice that it seems to be run by Casey Martinez. If this is all true....Wow. I don't know what to say right now. go big red
I'm Corn Fed. lol
I didn't know there was a web site.
lol, yes there is a www.cornfed.com Martinez sells somewhat cool t-shirts some are Iowa State related and others Nebraska related.
Man, you can't do that to me.
thats good news. Shawn watson was okay as an offensive coordinator, but his plays are too simple and too easy for good defenses to snuff out. Nebraska needs to go back to west coast style offense.
because his mid line option offense is too simple there is not enough versatility in his playbook. it was like watching the old huskers under zolich where they struggled just to pickup ten yards. That doesn't work in today's NCAA football. In today's NCAA football you have to have plays that gain big yards not just little 4-6 yard plays. big gain plays, some good run plays, but along with some big gain pass plays.
Very funny! Only wishful thinking, but very nice!
patting myself on the back!
since 2004 no way, I have been a husker fan since 1984, you probably don't watch plays as close as I do during game to know what I am refering to.
Kudos Daemon...that gave me a chuckle.
On a serious note though, I'm not a fan of Coach Watson's offense, but i understand we are running the zone-read option to take advantage of T-Mart's capabilities and disguise our weaknesses (WR depth/talent). I don't belive it is all Coach Watson's fault for our offensive ineffectiveness during the 2nd half of the season, but i do believe we need to go to a more balanced pro-style offense to compete in the Big Ten (i.e. Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa) and also offer packages to go into the zone-read to keep defenses off guard. Either way it's a lot easier to move the ball with passing than running and we seem to have gotten away from that. We need to get more talent (Speed) at WR and i only see one recruit coming so far. Is Oklahoma State's Off Coordinator available? He was at Texas Tech before with Mike Leach and they had no trouble moving the football.