Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the retirement of Tom Osborne as Nebraska athletic director.
“Tom Osborne is an outstanding athletic director and he is the greatest collegiate football coach of all time. When he became the athletic director five years ago, Tom immediately restored trust, confidence and stability in University of Nebraska athletic programs. Tom’s record on and off the field is extraordinary. Nebraskans are very proud of Coach Tom Osborne and we thank him for his years of service to the University and our state.”