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There aren't too many AD's in major college athletics that are 75 years old, then again not too many AD's in this country have been National Championship football coaches, members of congress, and been around their universities for most of the last 40 years or so. Earlier today Tom Osborne announced his retirement from the role of athletics director, effective on Jan. 1, 2013. As for why now? Perception became reality according to Osborne, who began his love affair with Nebraska athletics when he became a graduate assistant in 1962. "At some point, whether you're able to function or not, the perception that you are getting old can get in the way," said Osborne. Tom Osborne is all that was described earlier and so much more. His legacy takes more than just this article to name, but he's won 3 National Championships (1994, 1995, 1997) for Nebraska football and oversaw one of the biggest sea changes in college athletics as the Huskers left the Big 12, a...
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