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Osborne Agrees to Stay Indefinitely as AD


Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman and NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne have mutually agreed to extend Osborne's appointment as athletic director indefinitely. Originally, the agreement stated that Osborne would serve as athletic director until June, 2010. Perlman and Osborne now have agreed that they will review the position on an annual basis.

"Tom originally agreed to come in temporarily and get the department moving in the right direction. He clearly accomplished that," Perlman said. "I believe he now feels comfortable serving on an ongoing basis, and I certainly feel comfortable having him do so."

Perlman and Osborne also agreed that when a successor is to be chosen, it will be done through an open search process with a committee representing the athletic department, the university, and the external community.

"While I think an open process is required, Tom's advice and counsel will play an important role in the ultimate selection, as will the views of our head coaches," Perlman said. "It's appropriate to indicate now, publicly, that an open process will be adopted in light of the speculation that there may already be a designated successor.

"I am delighted that Tom has agreed to stay in harness for an indefinite period," Perlman said. "The department faces some real challenges and opportunities as we move forward, and Tom brings a breadth of experience that can serve the university well."

Osborne said: "I want to thank Chancellor Perlman for the opportunity to serve as athletic director for a period of time that we both feel comfortable with. I enjoy working with student-athletes, coaches, and other athletic department personnel and hope that together we can serve the people of Nebraska and the university well."

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Im thrilled that Tom is staying He has done great things for our program at Nebraska. He is a winner that's what he knows how to do and im sure that having him stick around he will help all the athletic programs at Nebraska!
IT's new news to me. Not a surprise though. I'm thrilled. I heard at least 3 recruits comment on how meeting TO was huge for them, and what instate kid would say "no" to him if asked to be a walk on? Happy news to me.
this is the first ive heard bout it . . . im on the husker site everyday and this was the first time they have posted anything so I thought I would share it with everyone
www.Huskers.com the university's official site
they also took away the ablility to download the video they put up. That was my #1 source of video for my complilations.
I know, though I did always credit Huskers.com as the material source. But I understand. Still bums me out though.
which site? Remind me.
hey Jason I went there and its asking for a username and password. After you sign up are there videos..?
I had checked it out before, it's cool man.

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