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News & Notes© March 2000
Osborne: The Distinguished Gentleman from Nebraska?
After weeks of speculation that he might make his next career in politics, former Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne announced in January that he is running for Congress.
Osborne, who led the Huskers to three national titles before retiring in 1997, threw his hat into the ring in his hometown of Hastings on the campus of his alma mater, Hastings College.
The 62-year-old Osborne, a Republican, said he had been contemplating whether to run since October.
"I don't think this is an ego trip," Osborne said at a news conference with his family and friends. "It would be a lot easier to go fishing."
Osborne left coaching because of a heart condition and to spend more time with his family and humanitarian work. He now says his health is not a problem.
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