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Solich lands long-term extension from Bobcats

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In Frank Solich‘s seven years at Ohio University, the former Nebraska head coach has turned the Bobcats into a solid, respectable MAC football program.

Now, Solich will have many more years in which to continue his building efforts at the school.

Ohio announced via a press release Thursday evening that Solich is on the receiving end of a five-year contract extension.  The coach is now signed through June of 2017, a fact that left the school’s athletic director giddy to the point of delirium.

“There is no better college football coach in the country than Frank Solich,” Jim Schaus said in a statement. “He is instrumental in building one of the most successful eras in Ohio Athletics history. Under his leadership, Ohio Football has become a nationally competitive and highly recognized program. Our future is bright and I am confident that we will continue to build excellence in Ohio Football.”

During Solich’s run in Athens, the Bobcats have gone 50-40 and appeared in three straight bowl games.  Last season, the Bobcats, which won 10 or more games for the first time in over four decades, won the MAC East title and produced the first bowl win in the school’s history.

“I couldn’t be happier to continue my head coaching career here at Ohio University,” Solich said. “I have been very pleased with what we as a staff have been able to accomplish in seven years here, but we still have more things to do and I look forward to the opportunity of reaching our goals. We have a tremendous group of student athletes, coaches, support staff and administrators who have really bought in to what we’re all about.”

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3 Responses to “Solich lands long-term extension from Bobcats”
  1. bender4700 says: Aug 31, 2012 10:17 AM

    The Fighting Solich’s! Great job Frankie. Good man, good to see.

  2. dmvtransplant says: Aug 31, 2012 11:38 AM

    Guy should have done what every great MAC coach does and leave for a bigger & better job following a great season like Meyer or Saban. They should have given him the extension, before their bowl game.

  3. ukeone says: Aug 31, 2012 10:53 PM

    Frank Solich was a ‘great’ offensive coordinator @ Nebraska under Tom Osborne for many, many years, and did really well there as a head coach as well…just take a good look at all his major contributions then (example: Heisman trophy winner, Eric Crouch and ‘many’ other acolades). Glad to see Ohio got the better end of the deal. Ohio is really fortunate to have someone like Solich; and, as long as he is happy where he is at, then the contract extension makes ‘total’ sense. After all, it’s Ohio’s gain! Congratulations!

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