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Q&A: Nebraska coaching great Osborne not slowing down at 80

It’s going on 20 years since Tom Osborne last coached a football game and 10 years since the end of his three terms as a Nebraska congressman. He was Nebraska’s athletic director from 2007-12, served two years on the College Football Playoff committee and continues to work as many as 50 hours a week with the teen mentoring program he started with his wife in 1991. On Thursday Osborne turned 80. He spoke with The Associated Press on a variety of topics. Responses were edited for brevity. AP: Does it seem like 20 years since you wrapped up your coaching career with the last of Nebraska’s three national titles in four years? Osborne: In one sense it seems like a long time ago. In another, not very long at all. Hardly any day goes by that I don’t hear from some former players. That’s been nice. AP: Besides recruiting mentors for the TeamMates program , what are you doing? Osborne: I do some public speaking. I manage to wet a line. I never get too far away from fishing, but I don’t do a tremendous amount of

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