With his old contract a little over a month away from expiring, the oldest head coach at the FBS level is eyeing a new one.
Late last week, Frank Solich acknowledged at a press conference that he has been engaged in discussions on a contract extension to continue on as Ohio University’s head football coach. Solich, who turned 75 in September, is in the midst of his 15th season at the MAC school.
Since signing his original contract in 2005, Solich’s deal has been extended or renewed seven different times, the last of which came in June of last year.
“Yeah, there’s been discussions,” Solich stated by way of the Athens Messenger, before coming back a short time later to add, “I just want to make sure that everyone knows I feel good about where the discussions are going.”
According to The Post in Athens, Ohio, Solich’s current deal expires on January 3 of 2020.
Solich has posted a 110-81 record during his time with the Bobcats. With a 4-6 record this season, Ohio needs to win its last two games — tonight at 3-7 Bowling Green, at winless Akron a week from today — to become bowl-eligible for the fifth straight season and 11th time overall under Solich.
Ohio has also claimed four MAC East titles during Solich’s time in Athens as well.