Remembering Tom Osborne

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  1. Remember Christian Peter? Kathy Redmond doesn’t have pleasant memories of him or Osborne.

    It’s the same old story, as we saw at Penn State: The football program trumps ethics, morality, and even the law. Victims be damned. Football is far more important.

    • Bill,

      I don’t remember seeing the story where Osborne assaulted anyone or that he witnessed something and kept his mouth shut. Can you please forward me those URLs? Thanks.

      And this is nothing like Penn State. Not even close.

  2. “The 1984 Orange Bowl proves that as a coach Osborne had balls. The Huskers came in with a 12-0 record and were playing the much-disliked Miami Hurricanes. Nebraska scored a late touchdown and trailed 31-30. Rather than kick an extra point and force overtime he went for two and watched his team’s national championship hope fall to the ground along with Turner Gil’s tipped pass in the end zone.”

    …I just want to point out that in 1984, an extra point would have ended the game in a tie; there was no overtime in college football back then. So in a way the decision was easier than it seems at first glance.

    Osborne ran a good program at Nebraska and was a class act. There aren’t many coaches like him left these days.

    • Ryan,

      Thanks for reminding me that the OT rule wasn’t in place back then. I honestly forgot about that. Thanks for your comments.

  3. Coach Osborne was the man! I loved watching the triple option and the walk on program at Nebraska had an amazing effect on the team. The Black Shirt defense was no joke. The amazing athletes at QBs: Scott Frost, Tommy Frazier, Eric Crouch, the list goes on. And let’s not forget about that vaunted Nebraska O-Line of the 80s and 90s. Coach Osborne was/is a stud in my book.

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