"The numbers tell you that Tom Osborne was one of the most extraordinarily successful coaches in the history of college football. When you just sit down and look at everything he accomplished, your first thought is, ‘It can’t be done.’"
–Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association
"He’s one of the game’s giants. His shadow casts as far as anybody’s."
–Barry Switzer, former coach of the University of Oklahoma Sooners.
"I don’t doubt if there has ever been a better representative for college football than Tom Osborne. And he was a winner."
–Bobby Bowden, coach of the Florida State Seminoles