Today Tom Osborne announced his plan to retire. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Osborne will become athletic director emeritus. Read more at Huskers.com.
The back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995 prompted more fans and media to take notice of the football program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. For Tom Osborne, then head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the added scrutiny was at times flattering and at other times problematic.
On Solid Ground, new in paperback this month, Osborne presents not only an accurate portrayal of what happened to the team during those championship seasons but also his personal philosophy of life.
While recounting how many of his players overcame great odds to achieve what they did both on and off the field, Osborne also straightforwardly addresses the heavy criticism the program received for the misbehavior of a few team members.
In More Than Winning, Osborne gives an in-depth personal account of his life—the forces that shaped his values, his own accomplishments in sports, and his experiences as a coach at Nebraska. He describes his philosophy of coaching, shares personal perspectives on football greats, and gives his view of key Nebraska games up through the 1984 Orange Bowl.