Nebraska Fires Athletic Director Steve Pederson : The Cornhuskers' worst home loss since 1958 was the last straw. The AD since 2002, Pederson was fired only three months after the school extended his contract through June 2013. "You make the best decision you can with the information you have," Chancellor Harvey Perlman said. How did Dan Cook, a 72-year-old booster whose name is on the team's practice field, take the news? "The Huskers are off the will," he told Huskerpedia.