LINCOLN, Neb. — Dr. Tom has now weighed in.
The long time head coach coach of Nebraska, Tom Osborne, told Mike’l Severe on the Omaha World-Herald’s The Bottom Line radio show he would have “talked to” the three Nebraska players who kneeled during the national anthem.
“Well I’m sure I would have talked to them and I think I would have tried to channel their concerns to their appropriate source and if they had concerns about police we would have met with police or whoever, and certainly be very open what the players concerns were,” Osborne said.
Nebraska coach Mike Riley said he didn’t have an issue with the form of protest, despite backlash from the Governor of Nebraska, and members of the board of regents, who said the players should be kicked off the team,
Osborne said it is important to remember “once you put on the uniform, that everyone is united.”
“Always, I think it’s really important once you put the uniform on that everyone is united and you want to make sure you have good cohesion and chemistry.”
You can read senior linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey’s full statement on why he kneeled here.