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Governor, officials issue statements on Osborne's retirement
Many people are sharing their thoughts Thursday morning following Osborne's announced retirement; including Governor Dave Heineman who describes Osborne as an outstanding athletic director and the greatest collegiate coach of all time.
In his own words, Heineman says, "Tom's record on and off the field is extraordinary. Nebraskans are very proud of Coach Tom Osborne and we thank him for his years of service to the University and our state."
Reaction also coming from Washington; where Osborne served as Nebraska's Third District Congressman from 2000 to 2006.
Senator Mike Johanns said, quote:
"I want to thank Tom for his service to our state and special focus on young people both on the field and through the Teammates program. I wish him the very best in his much- deserved retirement."
Senator Ben Nelson referred to Osborne as a humble, soft spoken man who has national respect. Nelson said that while Osborne may be retiring as athletic director he will forever be in Nebraskans hearts as a role model inspiring generations yet to come.
And Congressman Adrian smith joined all Nebraskans in wishing Coach Osborne the best and thanking him for his leadership, class, and countless contributions to the state.
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