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Tom Osborne to retire

Updated: September 26, 2012, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- As Nebraska's coach, Tom Osborne had one of the most successful runs in college football history.

As athletic director, he pulled the football program he and Bob Devaney built out of a nosedive and repaired a fractured department where staff morale had nearly bottomed out.

And now, he's almost done.

The 75-year-old Osborne announced Wednesday that he will retire Jan. 1 after five years on the job. He'll become athletic director emeritus and stay involved ...

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