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Osborne will stay with Huskers until football is back

Updated: October 17, 2007, 12:10 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

LINCOLN, Neb. -- He went home to watch the football game, still tingly from a ceremony to honor his 1997 national championship team, and Tom Osborne sat down in front of the TV and let out "Oh geez" a few times.

And then he just felt downright sad.

"It's like his baby in a lot of ways …" Osborne's wife Nancy said. "To see that kind of dismantled … was heartbreaking."

Twenty-four hours after Nebraska fired its athletic director, the university turned to a ...

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