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Some of the greatest players have had to wait decades after becoming eligible to get the call from the College Football Hall of Fame.
Heisman Trophy winners Danny Wuerffel of Florida and Ron Dayne of Wisconsin, along with two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, were selected Tuesday for the College Football Hall of Fame.
They are part of a class of 12 players and two coaches chosen by the National Football Foundation and revealed Tuesday.
The only time Tommie Frazier and Danny Wuerffel shared the field during their brilliant college careers, Frazier's Nebraska team trampled Wuerffel and Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl to win the national championship.
Retired Nebraska coach Tom Osborne won't get drawn into an argument over how his 1990s teams that won three national championships in four years would fare against the Alabama teams that just accomplished the same feat.
Barrett Jones was definitely not going there.
It was homecoming 1991. Ninth-ranked Nebraska was favored by 35 points over Kansas State, still thought of as a woebegone program at the time and whose best days were still far on the horizon.
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne says he's glad he made it to the other side of the field when he jogged out of the tunnel into Memorial Stadium before the game against Minnesota last weekend.
Shawn Eichorst resigned as Miami's athletic director on Thursday, the latest blow to a department bracing to be hit by NCAA sanctions, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
Eric Otte was killing time shelling corn in the back of his red pickup during a break from work on a warm afternoon this week when a buddy who owns the car repair shop across the street came over to chat.
Tom Osborne, who put together one of the most successful coaching runs in college football history before serving in Congress and taking the reins as athletic director five years ago, is retiring.
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne says coach Bo Pelini is "doing fine" after leaving Saturday's game against Arkansas State by ambulance after halftime.
A season of change is finally about to begin at Penn State.
It's a guaranteed payday, sure, but there's rarely much glory in being the opponent. The way it usually works, a small school opens the college season against a much-bigger one at their place, with little more than a puncher's chance of winning. By the luck of the draw, the first team to venture into the Nittany Lions' den in the post-Paterno era turns out to be Ohio U.
Michigan facing another school in a spring game at the Big House?
"Tommie was an outstanding competitor," Osborne said.
"He was an outstanding leader and catalyst and made everyone around him better," Osborne said in a statement.