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“Compared with most, he’s done well with that,” Osborne said. “Technically, he’s very sound. He knows football. He has good intelligence, and he’s working hard at the public relations side of it.”

Osborne said Pelini has indicated he likes coaching at Nebraska.

“You really can’t predict the future,” Osborne said. “I don’t sense he’s looking to get out of here next year. The odds are good he’ll be here quite a while.”