Osborne to remain Nebraska AD

Dec 19, 2007 - 9:20 PM LINCOLN, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Tom Osborne will remain as athletic director at Nebraska until June 2010, the school announced Wednesday.

The legendary Cornhuskers football coach returned to the university as interim athletic director on October 16, the day after Steve Pederson was fired.

Osborne already has made some major moves within the football program, firing Bill Callahan and replacing him with Louisiana State defensive coordinator Bo Pelini.

University chancellor Harvey Perlman announced Osborne would remain athletic director until June 30, 2010.

"When chancellor Perlman asked me to lead the athletic department and to help unify the state, he gave me the responsibility and the authority to do whatever needed to be done," Osborne said in a statement. "We've made some great strides over the last two months, but the chancellor and I agree that these next two years are crucial to keep our program moving forward."

The 70-year-old Osborne coached Nebraska from 1973-97, winning two outright national championships and a share of another.

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