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I know I will get called for blasphamy here but technically. Steve and Frank were both in the family. Pedersen went to NU came up as an assistant to dollar Bill.That's because Trev lived it. Nebraska always talks about hiring "within the family."
Think about this for a minute: The last time we had "Husker Family members" at BOTH the AD and HC positions is when they promoted these two guys.
We've had four former players/coaches take on the Head Coach or Athletic Director position: Solich and Frost (HC), and Devaney and Osborne (AD). If you want to get technical, Dave Rimington was an interim AD for a period, and Pelini "returned" as Head Coach, although he only coached a single season as Frank's DC. I'm not sure if a single year as an Assistant Coach makes him a "returning" Husker or not. Better ask Bob Diaco if he feels like a Husker.
Anyway, you can argue that Osborne was the AD who hired back Pelini, and I'll give you half-credit for that answer. But we've never had two former players occupying both those roles. And never had any player/coach combo with any "significant Husker tenure" since Devaney & Osborne.