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Osborne won't compare 1990s' Nebraska to 'Bama; Wistrom says today's Tide is probably better

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    FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1996 file photo, Nebraska head football coach Tom Osborne stands between Nebraska's two National Championship trophies during the homecoming rally at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. Osborne, the retired Nebraska coach isn’t getting drawn into arguments over how his 1990s teams that won three national championships in four years would fare against the Alabama teams that just accomplished the same feat. Osborne said Wednesday he admires what the Crimson Tide has done under Nick Saban. The Cornhuskers' 60-3 record from 1993-97 is the greatest five-year stretch in history. Alabama is 61-7 since 2008. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver, File)The Associated Press

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    Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds The Coaches Trophy after the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. Alabama won 42-14. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

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    Alabama head coach Nick Saban hugs quarterback AJ McCarron in the final seconds of the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. Alabama won 42-14. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

Retired Nebraska coach Tom Osborne isn't getting drawn into arguments over how his 1990s teams that won three national championships in four years would fare against the Alabama teams that just accomplished the same feat.

Osborne said Wednesday he admires what the Crimson Tide has done under Nick Saban.

The Cornhuskers' 60-3 record from 1993-97 is the greatest five-year stretch in college football history. Alabama is 61-7 since 2008.

Grant Wistrom, who played defensive end on all three of Osborne's title teams, said the 1990s Huskers would be hard-pressed to beat the 21st-century Tide.

Ahman Green, who became the Green Bay Packers' all-time leading rusher after leaving Nebraska following the 1997 season, said "it would be a three-point or overtime win for one of us."