Kelly: In the '80s Coach Osborne met legendary horse trainer Jack Van Berg

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Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:00 am

» With Tom Osborne retiring this week as University of Nebraska athletic director, one of my favorite T.O. memories came to mind — his 1988 first meeting with legendary horse trainer Jack Van Berg.

Jack was at the peak of his fame, having taken Alysheba to the brink of the 1987 Triple Crown before losing in the Belmont Stakes. Tom had made close runs at national championships.

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