April 6, 2007

NU Notes: Rudolph fitting right in this spring

For first-year Nebraska tight ends coach Joe Rudolph, it was a pretty easy decision for him to leave Ohio State to come work for his former position coach Bill Callahan.

Rudolph played on the offensive line for Callahan at Wisconsin under former head coach Barry Alvarez. After his career in Madison, Rudolph went on to have a short two-year professional career with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.

Three weeks through spring practice, Rudolph said he couldn't be any happier with the decision he made to come work for Callahan at NU.

"It's great here," Rudolph said. "From the facilities, to the coaching staff and the players, it's been a wonderful spring and I've enjoyed working with everyone.

"Coach Callahan was somebody I played for and somebody I cared a lot about. For me to come back and work under him as a position coach was something I didn't even think twice about."

Rudolph spent three years working at Ohio State under Jim Tressel and he said the biggest thing he learned under him is how to treat your players and how to conduct your program in a professional manner.

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