Yesterday, Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald noted that today is the one year anniversary of the firing of Steve Pederson. Some fans even view October 15, 2007 as the sixth greatest day in the history of Nebraska football.
That's almost as bad as what Pederson did to the program. Even one year later, there's nothing to celebrate. While there is a renewed sense of optimism around the entire athletic department, there's no need to "dance on Pederson's grave". Not with the football program still trying to dig itself out of the hole Pederson dug.
I mean, at this point, we're still hoping that Bo Pelini is the answer to the Huskers' problems. I see little signs that the program is back on the right track, but progress is much slower than I had hoped. Certainly the Huskers have been much more competitive this season than last, even if the record doesn't necessarily reflect it to this point. We don't know if there will be another regression, much like Meechigoon's loss to Toledo last week.
The reconstruction effort has scarcely begun in Lincoln. It was inappropriate to celebrate one year ago, and it's inappropriate to celebrate today.