For a Christmas present this year, I received a copy of Tom Osborne's book Faith in the Game: Lessons on Football, Work, and Life. While it has now been over 11 years since the publishing of the book, the message about what type of football program he wanted to run at Nebraska still rings true. For the most part, head coach Bo Pelini seems to be running the football team in such a way that Dr. Osborne would like to keep him on for some time. Nobody can read minds, and I doubt he would publicly voice any displeasure, but the points in his book indicate to me that he would have to be really happy with Pelini as head coach of Nebraska football right now.

The book starts out with a quote by one of the best college basketball coaches ever, John Wooden: "Be more concerned with your character...

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