Tom Osborne was hired in 2007 as interim athletic director. The fix was supposed to be quick - fire Steve Pederson, find the next Nebraska football coach, find a replacement for himself, and head off to North Korea to work on improving diplomatic relations with Kim Jong Il.
Four years later and Osborne is still Nebraska's athletic director. In July, he'll see the Huskers through the biggest change in over a century as Nebraska moves to the Big Ten (something no one could have seen coming when Osborne was originally hired).
Nebraska's basketball program will get a new home with the construction of Haymarket Arena, due to be completed in 2013. A new basketball and wrestling practice facility will be built next to Devaney, while Devaney will be upgraded to become the new home for Husker volleyball. A new $4.75M baseball and softball indoor practice facility will be built at Haymarket Park - a project that's been around for a while waiting for approval.
He's overseen the approval of a Memorial Stadium expansion that will bring capacity to over 91,000 people, which will make the Husker home one of the largest in the Big Ten when it's completed in 2013.
That's a huge amount of change for a guy that was originally brought in to be "Interim". It's such a large amount of change one has to ask what else is left for Osborne to accomplish?
So - today's Monday Question - How Much Longer Will Tom Osborne stay as Nebraska's athletic director?