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Beyond the Final Score: There's More to Life Than the Game
by Tom Osborne
From the vast farmlands of Nebraska to the halls of Congress to the Green Zone in Iraq, Tom Osborne has become a legend by serving those around him and by always putting his God first. Perhaps no college football program in history has seen as much success as Osborne’s did under his watch (255 wins in 25 seasons). But there is much more to Tom Osborne. Beyond the Final ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 14th 2009 by Regal
(first published August 16th 2005)
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Have you ever wondered why someone can be so thankful. Well in this book tom Osborne does not only teach a lesson but really makes you think about the true meaning of life. In this books he combines life with football. He struggles to deal with both and needs guidance to get through his struglling time. He is close to divorce with his wife and is close to the edge. He thinks of quiting football and pursue a professor job asked fro the school board of Nebraska but he knows football is a lesson in ...more
I really enjoyed this book. Tom Osborne's humble, down-to-earth style and delivery are certainly not flashy but he gets the point across. He is strong in his Christian faith and strives to be a transformational leader. As a Husker fan, I was very happy when he came back to the University after his service as a U.S. Congressman to serve as the University's athletic director. I hope he sticks around for a while - the Huskers certainly seem to be on a better course now that he (and Coach Pelini, ...more
A nice book written by a nice man. I found this book to be very stream of consciousness, particularly toward the end. Dr. Tom did, however, have some good things to say about faith, leadership, and service. Now that I've read his book, I wonder if he's read mine. ...