Scott Frost is about to start his first full season as coach of his alma mater. Frost is the second ex-Husker to run the Nebraska program in the last two decades.
Frank Solich was the Huskers’ coach right after Tom Osborne left the sidelines. Solich, a former Nebraska fullback, coached the Huskers from 1998-2003 and went 58-19 during his six years with the program.
He won 10 games in four of those seasons and never finished below .500. Still, the program fired Solich after a 9-3 showing in 2003.
Frost opened up a bit about his relationship with Solich, who was a Nebraska assistant during Frost’s college playing days. Frost told 247Sports that he thought Solich “got a little bit of a raw deal” at Nebraska and that the former coach is welcome in Lincoln “anytime.”
“I think so much of Frank,” Frost told 247Sports’ Brian Christopherson. “I’ve said this, but Nebraska football was in good hands when it was with Frank. Frank won over nine games a year, almost 10 games a year on average. Most schools in the country, almost every school in the country, would relish the opportunity to win nine to 10 games a year. I feel like Frank got a little bit of a raw deal here, but he’s welcome here anytime. And we’re going to be rooting for Ohio as long as he’s there.”
Solich was out of coaching in 2004 before taking the Ohio University job in 2005. Solich is still with the Bobcats, entering his 14th season as their coach. He is 97-71 with three bowl wins at Ohio.