Stress of position pushes Osborne to retirement

    The final page of the most successful chapter in Nebraska football history was turned Wednesday.

    Emotional and teary-eyed, Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne announced his retirement after 25 years at the helm of the Cornhusker program.

Solich replaces Osborne

    Stability, continuity and experience at Nebraska were the three components officials were looking for in Coach Tom Osborne's replacement.

    Wednesday, that job was placed on the shoulders of Frank Solich.

Governor, chancellor support retirement

    Twenty-five years ago, then-NU President D.B. "Woody" Varner wrung his hands and stepped into a press conference after making a controversial recommendation.

Players remember unique relationship with Osborne

    Nebraska football players failed to find humor in one of the few jokes straight-faced Coach Tom Osborne cracked on Wednesday.

Osborne's family expects changes

    For 25 years, Nancy Osborne has been on a different kind of sideline.

    Throughout the rearing of three children, she has always been the head parental coach, with only an occasional assistant coach to help out.

Husker fans saddened, but understanding

    About 70 Nebraska fans gathered around the big screen television in the Nebraska Union, standing in the aisles and sitting on the floor, to hear NU Football Coach Tom Osborne's retirement announcement Wednesday.

Heart surgeon praises Osborne's lifestyle

    Coronary artery disease and bypass surgery 12 years ago should not have contributed to Coach Tom Osborne's retirement Wednesday, his heart surgeon said.

Osborne's influence lasts a lifetime for some

    Father, adviser, counselor and friend.

    Those are the words former Husker players used Wednesday to describe Head Coach Tom Osborne.

Recruits still plan to stick with Huskers

    Coach Tom Osborne may have retired, but future Nebraska football players say they are committed to the Cornhusker program rather than to just Osborne.

Coaches react to resignation with surprise

    The Big 12's eldest statesman among football coaches, Tom Osborne, stepped down Wednesday, leading some coaches around the nation and within the conference to express their disbelief about the resignation.

Osborne has fulfilled his destiny with NU

    Mike Kluck

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