Milt Tenopir, a part of Tom Osborne’s staff at Nebraska and a Husker coach for 41 years, passed away Monday evening.
Tenopir, who helped build “the pipeline,” which refers to the offensive line on the 1994 Nebraska football team, passed away due to leukemia. He won three national championship with Nebraska in the mid-90s, with his last coming in 1997.
— Omaha World-Herald (@OWHnews) September 27, 2016
Tenopir retired from coaching in 2003, but not after his offensive lines won Nebraska 13 NCAA rushing titles. The next closest school in terms of rushing titles is Oklahoma, who has 6 NCAA rushing titles.
Known for his magic with offensive lines, Tenopri had coached 25 All-American lineman, six linemen Outland Trophy winners and had 14 linemen be selected in the first three rounds of NFL Drafts.
He is also remembered for being a part of the 1983 Nebraska offense, which is known as one of the most prolific offenses in NCAA football history. That year, the Huskers averaged 401.7 rushing yards per game.
Tenopir remained close to the Nebraska football team even after his retirement. He was with the Nebraska football team last week visiting with the players.
— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) September 27, 2016
Tenopir is survived by his wife, Terri, his brother, Jim, his three children and two step-children.