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"But you have to keep things in
perspective. To have a personal Christian
faith is more important."
Then he adds with a smile, "Don't yet
nervous now. Don't think I don't want to
win 01 something."
On most days at most times,
somewhere in the coaches' office, there's
a film running, flickering against a wall,
running, backing up, running again. What
defenses do they use on the first down?
On second? In short yardage situations?
What's their blitz pattern?
On some days Osborne works on
campus for 12 hours, then goes home to
watch films for two more. When he's not
watching films, he fills sheet after sheet
of a note pad with diagrams of plays.
In the mornings, coaches meetings. At
noon, lunch with the quarterbacks. In the
afternoons, practice until dusk: Osborne
in sweat clothes and baseball cap
directing formation after formation, pass
pattern after pass pattern. It all results in
what is called a well-coached team. On
Saturday afternoons it means that when a
wide receiver races 20 yards down the
field, cuts sharply right for five yards and
turns in. he finds a football settling softly
into his arms.
To have a personal Christian
faith is more important."
When the football season is over the
coaches hit the road, recruiting across the
country until mid April. Osborne goes to
parts of Kansas and mainly to California,
where he competes for prospects with
such football powers as UCLA and
Southern Cal. Osborne thinks if he tries
hard enough he can get a recruit from
It's a matter of selling Nebraska: a
state without a professional team to draw
interest away; a state with as much or
more interest in college football as
anywhere else; a school with good
facilities and the biggest stadium in the
In August it's back to Nebraska and
fall practice. And more films.
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