Nebraska coaching great Tom Osborne joined Bo Pelini in leading the Cornhuskers from the locker room onto the field for Saturday's game against Minnesota and was honored on the field at halftime.
The day at Memorial Stadium was designated as a ''Salute to Tom Osborne.'' The 75-year-old Osborne is retiring as athletic director on Jan. 1.
A video focusing on Osborne's coaching career preceded the traditional Tunnel Walk. Osborne, wearing a red windbreaker and ballcap, walked side by side with Pelini from the locker room to the tunnel opening in the northwest end zone. Pelini pumped his fist to the crowd as he and Osborne jogged onto the field ahead of the team to a standing ovation.
Before the Tunnel Walk, fans on the east side of the stadium held up cards spelling out ''Thanks Tom'' in white letters against a red background, then flipped them over to display the message ''Go Big Red'' in red letters against a white background...