Legendary Ohio football coach Frank Solich announces his retirement

The Ohio Bobcats are replacing a legend after Frank Solich announced Wednesday that he is retiring from coaching.

Wednesday morning, Ohio head coach Frank Solich made the announcement that he will be retiring from leading the Bobcats on the gridiron. Solich made the decision after coaching Ohio for 16 seasons.

It’s rare for a college football coach to remain at the same school for over a decade, but that’s what Solich did for Ohio.

Of course, he was also successful during his lengthy stint in Athens, Ohio. In those 16 seasons, Solich racked up 115 wins. From 2009 through 2020, the Bobcats didn’t have a single losing season. Solich and the Bobcats competed in 11 bowl games during his tenure.

With all of those wins, Solich is the winningest coach in the history of the Mid-American Conference.

Prior to arriving at Ohio, Solich was actually the successor to Nebraska legend Tom Osborne. Solich found success during his time of leading the Huskers and tallied 58 wins in six seasons in Lincoln.

Ohio is replacing Frank Solich with one of his longtime assistant coaches, Tim Albin

It’s generally impossible to be the guy that follows up a legend, as Solich would know, but it appears as if the Ohio Bobcats may have found the perfect guy to serve as Solich’s successor in a man who is already in Athens.

Few know the Ohio football program as well as Tim Albin does, so it makes sense to move him into the head coaching role for the Bobcats.

Albin has been with the Ohio Bobcats since 2005, when this era of Ohio football began. Prior to that, he was also with Solich in Lincoln while coaching the Huskers. In Athens, Albin has moved up from being the Bobcats’ offensive coordinator to serving as the associate head coach and will now be the head man for the Bobcats.

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Source: FanSided

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