Coaching Legend Speaks At Knoxville FCA Banquet

November 12, 2007

Knoxville (WVLT) -- Former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne was the keynote speaker at the 24th annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet.

Osborne coached the Cornhuskers from 1973 thru 1997, never winning less than 9 games a season. During that 25 year stretch, Osborne's Huskers won 3 national titles (1994, 1995, 1997).

The longtime coach recently took over the athletic director's duties at Nebraska on an interim basis. He told WVLT's Alan Williams, who emceed the event, that he now has both perspectives; as both a coach and an administrator.

"I know very well what coaches go thru. I know what it's like to have your number one quarterback go down. I know what it's like for your kids to not want to go to school on Monday because of the harassment they've taken. It's a very difficult profession. Very demanding. Unfortunately, you just can't satisfy all the people all the time. It's just the nature of it."

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