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..................He's taken unusual steps to help NU recover - and to establish the old blueprint.
Recent events - like temporarily joining the coaching staff - caught even McBride by surprise. Osborne? Recruiting?
Hey, if Tom's doing it, McBride said, it's probably the right thing.
But name a head coach other than Pelini whose first scholarship offer came not from him, but from the athletic director. It speaks volumes that the recipient of that offer was a Class C-2 honorable mention linebacker, Micah Kreikemeier, whose father and high school coach were former walk-ons for Osborne in the 1980s.
Name another head coach with defensive credentials who hired an offensive coordinator he's never worked with - and seemingly never met until last weekend. Shawn Watson caught Osborne's eye long before Pelini's.
Name another head coach - replacing a fired coach - whose staff has such a heavy dose of former assistants from that school. Barney Cotton, Marvin Sanders and Ron Brown worked with Pelini in 2003, but they all have connections to Osborne, too.
And Osborne made clear the day he fired Callahan the importance of Nebraska ties on the next coaching staff.
Finding a prominent voice who questions Osborne's decisions is like searching for a mountain to climb in Merrick County.
"I don't know anywhere along the line where I'd do something different," Rimington said. "From the day he was hired, he's handled this as well as anybody could."
You can't put a value on Osborne right now, Rimington said. He can wave the flag for the university while Pelini's preparing for a national title game. He can calm fears.
Papik was down at the local barber shop the other day and folks were already anticipating 2008. Days of depression are gone. Osborne's running the show.
"We'll trust Coach Osborne," Papik said. "I think that trust factor is a major reason why the state has settled down. They're content. If there was ever a person who could right the ship, it was Tom Osborne."