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'Interim' label dropped as Osborne agrees to lead department into 2010

Updated: December 19, 2007, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Tom Osborne won't be leaving Nebraska anytime soon.

University chancellor Harvey Perlman announced Wednesday that Osborne, 70, would remain as athletic director until June 30, 2010.

Ten years removed from his celebrated coaching career, Osborne returned to the university as interim athletic director Oct. 16, the day after Steve Pederson was fired.

Since then, Osborne has fired Bill Callahan as football coach, hired LSU defensive coordinator ...

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