staff, staff, September 26, 2012

Former Nebraska football coach and current AD Tom Osborne announced he will retire, effective Jan. 1, 2013, on Wednesday morning. To nobody's surprise, people hit Twitter to thank Osborne and congratulate him on an unbelievably successful career. See some of the tweets in this post.

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Also, on Twitter, @BigTenNetwork is asking fans for their three words that define Osborne. Use the hash tag #BTNBeyond, and we'll air the best ones on tonight's "Big Ten Football & Beyond" at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Here are a handful of the ones we've received so far:

And here are other kind tweets: