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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...
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Tweet After five years as the University of Nebraska’s athletic director Tom Osborne will retire Jan 1, 2013. Prior to that he spent twenty-five seasons as head coach of the school’s football program, compiling a record of 255-49-3. Osborne led the Cornhuskers to three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997), thirteen conference championships, and [...]
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne walked out of the tunnel in his last game affiliated with the University of Nebraska.
An emotional weekend in Lincoln as Nebraska plays their last home game under Tom Osborne’s tenure as the athletic director. After 41 years of service, Dr. Osborne walks away. Nebraska will try and remain undefeated at home for the first time in 11 years and get a game closer to playing for a Big Ten title.
Nebraska has finished the season undefeated at home for the first time in 11 years with a win today over Minnesota, 38-14. This was also Tom Osborne's final home game as Athletic Director before he retires on January 1.