Osborne Playing Dual Role At Nebraska

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 Callahan.

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 try.

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.