Coach Frank Solich Retires From The Gridiron

In a news release, Ohio University Head Football Coach and Husker legend Frank Solich announces he is retiring to focus on his health and what he calls "a cardiovascular issue."

Solich, out of Cleveland Holy Name High School, starrred at Nebraska in the mid 1960's playing for Bob Devaney, and had a successful Nebraska high school coaching career, before joining Tom Osborne's staff, eventually succeeding Osborne as head coach in 1998.

Solich has a career coaching record of 173-101, and he is the winningest head coach in Mid-American Conference history with 115 overall victories.

His Nebraska high school coaching resume included two State Championships at Lincoln Southeast and, before the Knights, two years at Omaha Holy Name.

Solich was the first Cornhusker to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated; a picture from the previous season's "Cotton Bowl Classic" against Arkansas that was featured on the magazine's 1965 college football preview;

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MAC Championship - Western Michigan v Ohio

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