Osborne playing a dual role at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Tom Osborne is back as Nebraska's football
coach -- temporarily.

The Cornhuskers' interim athletic director has named himself
interim head coach until he hires a successor to the fired Bill

The interim coach designation lets Osborne visit prospective
recruits away from campus, according to the school's athletic
department communications chief Randy York. He says the 70-year-old
Osborne passed the NCAA certification test yesterday on his first

Once a hire is made, and he hopes to have a new coach in place
by next week, Osborne could continue to recruit until the new coach
assembles a full staff of nine assistants, York says.

Osborne won 255 games and three national championships as the
Cornhuskers' head coach from 1973 to 1997.

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