Osborne stepping down at Nebraska?

January 02, 1991|By Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Is it possible that yesterday's Florida Citrus Bowl may turn out to be the swan song for Nebraska coach Tom Osborne after his 18-year stint as coach of the Cornhuskers?

During his stay in Orlando, Osborne, 53, privately indicated to friends that yesterday's game could be his last as Nebraska's coach.

Following yesterday's game, Osborne denied he was stepping down. But then, Osborne has initially denied all other news reports regarding his team this week, including two disciplinary incidents involving his players.

Nebraska athletic director Bob Devaney said he was unaware of any intention Osborne may have of departing.

Osborne has a 177-40-2 record in his years at Nebraska. His .808 winning percentage is the best among active Division I-A coaches.

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