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    Osborne?

    Can anyone shed some light on the following quote from Mack Brown? Maybe I'm out of the loop, but what is Tom Osborne's connection to Iowa State? I've heard a lot of names associated with Iowa State, but never Osborne...

    From ESPN Big 12 Blog:

    "Said Brown: "As a young coach growing up in a coaching family, I looked at coaches across the country that I admired and wanted to be like, and Coach Osborne is one of those guys. I've enjoyed him. I've gone to visit there. I've watched Nebraska practice. He helps me in so many ways. A lot of what we do was modeled after him when he was in the Big 8 at Iowa State and at Oklahoma.""



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    Re: Osborne?

    Mack Brown was at ISU. Not sure if that is what he meant.



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    Re: Osborne?

    Mack Brown was an assistant at ISU from 79 to 82, starting out as WR coach and ending as OC. Then in 1984 he was OC at Oklahoma.



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    Re: Osborne?

    osborne is an overrated old hack



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    Re: Osborne?

    Quote Originally Posted by EICy View Post
    osborne is an overrated old hack
    I wish we had an overrated hack with his success.



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    Re: Osborne?

    Quote Originally Posted by EICy View Post
    osborne is an overrated old hack



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    Re: Osborne?

    I don't think there's a guy I like less in the Big 12 than Tom Osbourne



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    Re: Osborne?

    Quote Originally Posted by timhisu View Post
    I don't think there's a guy I like less in the Big 12 than Tom Osbourne

    mack brown was at iowa state. osborne was trained by the only true coach that nebraska ever had-bob devaney. devaney was a 100x the coach as osborne. i always thought osborne was kind of a big whining wussy.devaney was one good coach and a very good recruiter.


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    Re: Osborne?

    Quote Originally Posted by timhisu View Post
    I don't think there's a guy I like less in the Big 12 than Tom Osbourne
    The Baylor basketball coach is pretty dirty...



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    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    mack brown was at iowa state. osborne was trained by the only true coach that nebraska ever had-bob devaney. devaney was a 100x the coach as osborne. i always thought osborne was kind of a big whining wussy.devaney was one good coach and a very good recruiter.
    Seriously? You could make an argument that Devaney was a better coach, but that would be a stretch. Fact is, Tom Osborne was a great football coach. 25 years of success don't lie.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrReality View Post
    Seriously? You could make an argument that Devaney was a better coach, but that would be a stretch. Fact is, Tom Osborne was a great football coach. 25 years of success don't lie.
    The way he handled Lawrence Phillips is really the only thing I don't like about Osborne. Other than that, he was a great coach who did a lot of great things at Nebraska.



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    Re: Osborne?

    Tom "The Ego" Osborne likes to dress up in fairy costumes. He even had his picture published in the paper doing so....

    Jerry’s Blog–Because Wit Happens Tom Osborne–Ever Have One Of Those Weeks?



    Last edited by becrisgreg; 07-29-2010 at 04:14 PM.

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    Re: Osborne?

    Quote Originally Posted by EICy View Post
    osborne is an overrated old hack
    He's had a lot of success. Osborne is not overated.



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    Re: Osborne?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    He's had a lot of success. Osborne is not overated.

    he recruited nothing but thugs and protected them when they beat women , robbed and stoled



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    Re: Osborne?

    Quote Originally Posted by nileo View Post
    The way he handled Lawrence Phillips is really the only thing I don't like about Osborne. Other than that, he was a great coach who did a lot of great things at Nebraska.
    Not trying to bash you here, but do you know how he handled the situation? How many games was he suspended for? The only reason I ask is because most people aren't aware of how the situation was handled.



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