Tom Osborne served as the head coach for Nebraska from 1973 to 1997, where he amassed a career 255-49-3 record, 13 conference championships and three national championships. The Wolverines never won fewer than nine games in a season and finished in the AP Poll Top 25 every year he coached. Osborne won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award in 1978 for his early successes on the field. Nebraska’s success continued under Osborne. The Cornhuskers outright won the national championship in 1994 and 1995 and shared a piece of the title in 1997. After retiring from coaching he was elected to Congress and served three terms. In 2007, he returned to Nebraska as the athletic director and retired in 2013.