Team preview: Ohio

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 25, 2005
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(All information as of July 1, 2005)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Frank Solich never really had a fair shot in Nebraska.

Few could have when they had to succeed legendary head coach Tom Osborne in Lincoln.

Among the things Solich did in six seasons as the head coach there was post five winning records, led the team to the 2002 Rose Bowl to play for the national title, and produce a Heisman Trophy winner in Eric Crouch.

But it wasn't enough to satisfy a perennial Top 10 program.

After going 9-3 and beating Big 12 rival Colorado at the end of the 2003 regular season, school administrators rewarded their head coach by showing him the door.