Osborne brought calm to Cornhuskers

Posted: December 25, 2012 at 4:38 a.m.

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 1995 file photo, Nebraska players carry coach Tom Osborne off the field after the Huskers defeated Miami 24-17 in the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game in Miami. Osborne will retire as Nebraska's athletic director on Jan. 1, 2013, and end an association with the university that began in 1962. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

It was homecoming 1991. Ninth-ranked Nebraska was favored by 35 points over Kansas State, still thought of as a woebegone program at the time with its best days still far on the horizon.

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