Former Nebraska football coach Frank Solich was tabbed today for a spot on the 2023 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Solich is among nine former players and coaches on the ballot. He was in his first season of eligibility for the ballot after retiring as head coach at Ohio University last July.
During his 22 seasons as a head coach, Solich compiled a record of 173-101, including a 58-19 record in six seasons at Nebraska from 1998 to 2003. Solich led the Huskers to the Big 12 conference championship in 1999, when NU finished No. 3 in the AP poll after beating Tennessee in the Fiesta Bowl. In the 2001 season, Solich guided Nebraska to the national championship game in the Rose Bowl against Miami. He also played fullback for the Huskers in the 1960s and joined the coaching staff as an assistant in 1979.
The announcement of the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame class will be made early next year.