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    Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    Here are a few quotes from TO in today's Omaha World Herald. I have always respected and admired TO. It seriously pains me to write this. But I just don't believe him in this instance.

    “We certainly don't have anything against anybody in the Big 12," Osborne said. “This decision is not going to be based on animosity or petty jealousy. You're talking about something that could maintain for the next 75 to 100 years."

    “This is not a case of reacting to any one school," Osborne said, “particularly Texas."

    My Take:

    I don't blame Nebraska for taking a long hard look at the Big Ten. It really is a good fit and none of us can honestly be upset at Nebraska for considering this. Iowa State would do the same thing. It's a lucrative league and a better situation for both schools (IMO).

    But don't lie about it TO. Nebraska has been out to get Texas since day one of the Big 12. Last week's Big 12 meetings proved that once again. But don't sit here and say that this isn't at least somewhat about Texas because it is.

    You're upset that the Big 12 slants towards Texas. Do I blame you? Not really but again, keep it real TO. Don't tell me it isn't about Texas.

    You all were upset when the league offices moved to Dallas. You were the only school that voted to not play the Big 12's football title game in Dallas. Yes. The 11 other schools voted against you. You're still upset about the extra second from last year's Big 12 title game.

    Do not lie. This has a lot to do with Texas.

    End Rant Now.


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    Re: Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    I had family at NU during the hey-day of NU football under Osborne.

    He's no saint - certainly not the one he's propped up to be by so many wearing red



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    Re: Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    My opinion of TO has gone downhill. Just say nothing, TO. The 75-100 years conference statement is a joke. Is this what he bases the decision on?


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    Re: Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    Remember Chris, Tom was a politition after football. He has learned to speak out of his *** so he don't affect his future. Back in the day Tom would have just came out and said what he was thinking. This is what Politics does to a person. They can't say things they want to say. THey don't burn bridges.


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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    This is what is great about this site. When Chris, who is well informed and has some insider information from time to time, gives his honest opinion about something. I hate the sugar coating/I know something comments. I like when Chris or any mod/person in the know just lays it out there at face value.

    Good post Chris.



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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    Its all about the student athletes



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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    This really sucks. I grew up in SWI. I never liked Nebraska. Their fans drove me crazy. But I always loved TO. No matter what. I looked up to TO. This just bugs me. I don't think he's a bad person. But just tell the truth.



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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    tom O. was always the head of Thug U. try to win at any cost , no respect for him ever



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    Re: Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I had family at NU during the hey-day of NU football under Osborne.

    He's no saint - certainly not the one he's propped up to be by so many wearing red

    Tom's Ego makes Deloss Dodds' look like he is a whimpering self conscious 16 year old nerd on a date with the Homecoming Queen.

    Tom's advantage is that he has the Sker faithful, local media included, propping him up as a Saintly, God Fearing man that has nothing but the purest of intentions in everything he does.



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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    I truly believe this will blow up in TO's face. What will he say the first day at the Big 10 meetings when the other schools tell him he has to set aside an additional 5,000-10,000 tickets for when Michigan or Ohio State plays in Lincoln. Try pitching that to the season ticket holders. He can kiss that sell-out streak good-bye in their inaugural Big 10 season.



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    Re: Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    Quote Originally Posted by becrisgreg View Post
    Tom's Ego makes Deloss Dodds' look like he is a whimpering self conscious 16 year old nerd on a date with the Homecoming Queen.

    Tom's advantage is that he has the Sker faithful, local media included, propping him up as a Saintly, God Fearing man that has nothing but the purest of intentions in everything he does.
    And it turns my gut.



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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    TO is nothing but a failed politician. He has spent so much time pretending to be a saint talking about the student athlete, alcohol advertising, etc. Meanwhile his players were thugs and when it came time to REALLY care about the student athlete he sold out. He is just as petty and egotistic as most of the people in huskerland.
    I married into a husker fan family (typical though there is NO connection to the univ) and this is going to cause some family issues. I am going to be more anti-husker than ever.......



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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    Nebraska recruiting in texas should take a big hit.


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    Re: Thoughts on Tom Osborne Quotes in today's OWH

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Nebraska recruiting in texas should take a big hit.
    If you take a look at the NU roster, they don't appear to be recruiting Texas that hard.


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