December 26, 2006

NU hopes to mix business with pleasure in Dallas

DALLAS - Business or pleasure...or both?

This seemed to be the commonly asked question to Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan and his players when they arrived at the Dallas Hilton Anatole Hotel on Tuesday to begin preparations for next week's Cotton Bowl against Auburn.

Callahan and his team are coming off a rare four day break that allowed everybody to spend Christmas with their families at home. Those that have been around the program for several years have said they can never remember a four day break that has allowed the team to go home before the bowl game like this year.

Callahan said on Tuesday as the Huskers begins preparations for the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, he has no worries about his team's overall focus level on Auburn. Callahan wants his team to have a solid balance of business and pleasure in Dallas this week.

"I think it's both," Callahan said when asked if it's a business or pleasure trip. "We try to eliminate distractions and any disruptions. The only thing we ask our players is that when we meet and we practice that we have their undivided attention. Really that's all you can do as coach.

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