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NEBRASKA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH FIRED
Nebraska head football coach Frank Solich leads his Cornhuskers onto Faurot Field for a game with the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, MO on October 11, 2003. On November 30, Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson fired Solich after the team posted a 9-3 record in the Big Twelve Conference. Pederson said he did like the direction the football program was going. Solich was head coach for six seasons posting a 58-19 record. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt/File)
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Frank Solich (born September 8, 1944 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is the head football coach of the Ohio Bobcats. He also was once a fullback and later the head coach for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Solich prepped at Holy Name High School where he earned all-state, All-America and all-scholastic honors. He was a part of Bob Devaney’s first recruiting class at Nebraska, and became a standout for the Huskers in the mid-1960’s, where he earned the nickname "Fearless Frankie". An All-Big Eight fullback and co-captain of the Huskers’ 1965 team, his playing career earned him induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1992. In NU's 27–17 win over Air Force in 1965, he ran for 204 yards on 17 carries, becoming the first Husker to run for 200 yards in a game, and subsequently the first Husker to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Solich is married to the former Pamela Wieck, of Beatrice, Nebraska, and they have two children, Cindy and Jeff. Cindy and her husband, Jon Dalton, have a daughter, Catherine, and two sons, Aaron and Jacob. Jeff and his wife Chara have a son, Cade.

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