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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


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!"

Good Friday Breakfast of Champions  

Good Friday, March 30th, 2018

@ the Payne Center

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

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