Tom’s Time: The First Osborne-Switzer Game

Tom’s Time: The First Osborne-Switzer Game

Nebraska was 8-1-1 and ranked No. 10 by the Associated Press when it traveled to Oklahoma for its final regular-season game on the day after Thanksgiving in 1973. The Huskers might well have been 10-0. Their lone loss had come at Missouri because a mishandled punt...
Tom’s Time: The First Osborne-Switzer Game

Tom’s Time: Devaney Selects His Successor

On the Tuesday before Nebraska’s season-opener against UCLA in 1973, Husker co-captains John Dutton and Daryl White lifted senior Bob Thornton, who put the horseshoe in place above the double doors that exited the tunnel from the varsity locker room beneath the...
Tom’s Time: The First Osborne-Switzer Game

Tom’s Time: Osborne Finds an Edge in Epley

Boyd Epley figured he was in trouble. Tom Osborne, a Bob Devaney assistant, called Epley into his office. When Epley arrived, Husker assistant Clete Fischer was there, too. Epley was a student-athlete at Nebraska, or rather just a student at that point. He had been a...