4:45 p.m.: Tom Osborne doesn’t blink.
Just a word of advice to those who would play poker with the old coach.
Osborne doesn’t flinch from tough calls. This is the man who went for two with a national championship on the line, without hesitation. The same man who stuck with a troubled kid named Lawrence Phillips with his legacy and image on the line. Again, no hesitation.
Osborne doesn’t shy from standing his ground and taking the ramifications when it’s something he believes in. We’ve seen it time and again. But now, the stakes are at its highest for Osborne.