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Breakfast of Champions

We would like to welcome to the 2018 Good Friday Breakfast of Champions one of the most successful collegiate coaches of all time. A living legend...

Dr. Tom Osborne

3 National Championships

13 Conference Championships

Coach of the Decade (90's)

College Football Hall of Famer

In 1964, Osborne joined the Nebraska Cornhusker coaching staff as an unpaid offensive assistant to head coach Bob Devaney; his only compensation was being able to dine at the athletic training table. After two disappointing 6–4 seasons in 1967 and 1968, Devaney named Osborne as offensive coordinator for the 1969 season. Osborne immediately overhauled the offense, switching to a balanced attack operated from the I formation. The revamped offense sparked the 1970 Cornhuskers to the national title. The Huskers defeated LSU, 17–12, in the 1971 Orange Bowl and finished first in the post-bowl AP Poll. Nebraska was 13–0 in 1971 and a consensus national champion, defeating the next three teams in the final AP Poll: Oklahoma, Colorado, and 1971 Alabama. Devaney announced he would step down as head coach at age 57 after the 1972 season to concentrate on his duties as athletic director, and named Osborne as his successor. Following a convincing win over Notre Dame in the 1973 Orange Bowl, Nebraska’s third straight Orange Bowl victory, Osborne, age 35, took over as head coach.

In his quarter-century as head coach, Osborne was... READ MORE

Check out Tom's full biography page covering his coaching, political, and Athletic Director careers. FULL BIO PAGE

FCA "Champion" Sponsorship ($5,000)

  • Signed helmet by Coach Tom Osborne
  • 8 seat table at the Breakfast of Champions
  • Sponsors FCA Champions of Character*
  • Foursome in the 6th Annual Bobby Myrick FCA Golf Classic
  • 5 photos with Coach Osborne**
  • Promoted as Title Sponsor in media***
  • Special recognition at FCA Breakfast and Golf Events
  • Exclusive seating at Event
  • FCA "Champion" title sponsorship listed on
  • Silent Auction****

FCA "Gamechanger" Sponsorship ($2,500)

  • Signed FCA mini-helmet by Coach Tom Osborne
  • 8 seat table at the Breakfast of Champions
  • Sponsors FCA Champions of Character*
  • 5 photos with Coach Osborne**
  • Special recognition at FCA Breakfast
  • Exclusive seating at Event
  • FCA "GAMECHANGER" title sponsorship listed at
  • Silent Auction****

FCA "Gold" Sponsorship ($1,500) 

  • Signed football by Coach Osborne
  • 8 seat table at the Breakfast of Champions
  • Sponsors FCA Champions of Character*
  • 1 photo with Coach Osborne (table sponsor)**
  • Listed as 2018 Sponsor on
  • Silent Auction****

Individual Seats ($150)

Individual Photos ($25) 

*FCA Champions of Character will sit at a sponsored table.

**All FCA photos with Coach Osborne will be taken after the event. (Individual photos with Coach Osborne are also available for purchase after the event.)

***Media advertising will include some TV, radio, and print outlets.

****Silent auction begins at 6:30am and ends 15 minutes after the Event. (Choice auction items will be available for bids prior to March 30th at

Good Friday Breakfast of Champions  

Good Friday, March 30th, 2018

7:00 a.m. at the Payne Center

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

For more information, contact the following persons:

Mitchell Williams - FCA Multi-Area Director/USM Campus Director

Annie Walker - Administrative Assistant
Phone: 601-543-7428

Please make checks payable to FCA and send to:

Southeast MS FCA
5297 Old Highway 11 Suite 8 #237
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

A word from Mitch...

"We are praying the Lord will help FCA in welcoming Dr. Tom Osborne to the Payne Center at Southern Miss on "Good Friday" at 7am. 

Our late FCA state director Bill Buckner, when asked in an interview back in 2012, what were some of the most influential coaches in America? He said Coach Bobby Bowden, Coach Tony Dungy, Coach Tom Osborne, and the late Coach Tom Landry, with Coach Tom Osborne heading the list. What a list that is!

We are truly humbled to have Coach Osborne, who was head coach at college football powerhouse, Nebraska, for 25 years, agree to come to Southeast Mississippi to encourage all of us. Please save the date, "Good Friday" morning, March 30th.

We hope to have a packed crowd on that blessed morning during Holy Week, but more importantly celebrate faith in athletics through FCA, both locally and around the world.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the oldest and most reliable campus ministry in America, now promotes Christ all over these United States on middle school, high school, and college campuses over 30 countries internationally. Spread the word!"

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