Solich Makes Changes To NU Staff
Lincoln–Following an un-Husker-like 7-and-6 regular season something had to be done. Exactly what? That is a question NU head coach Frank Solich had to answer for himself and the future of the Nebraska football program. On Monday, Solich began to answer that question when he announced the biggest Husker coaching shakeup in decades.
Gone are defensive coordinator Craig Bohl who spent the past 8 seasons on the NU sidelines, secondary coach George Darlington who was with the Big Red for 30 seasons and Nelson Barnes who served as the Huskers rush ends coach for the past 6 seasons.
Solich said, “I appreciate that these coaches have dedicated themselves to this profession and this program, but we feel we need to move forward at this time.” “We are taking the necessary steps to get this program turned back around,” Solich continued. “The University of Nebraska has a high standard of excellence and we will do whatever it takes to maintain that high standard.”
George Darlington released his own statement in which he expressed his gratitude to Tom Osborne, Frank Solich and Nebraska fans across the nation. “I am truly blessed to have met so many fine people in my role as a Husker coach,” Darlington wrote. “It is no secret that I had hoped to continue coaching at Nebraska, however, I am looking forward to what the Lord has in store for me, and my family, in the future.”