OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Fifteen years later, the decision to fire Frank Solich after he won 75 percent of his games in six seasons at Nebraska still stirs debate among Cornhuskers fans.
Solich had kept a low profile when he came back to the state to see family and friends over the years, and he never said much publicly about getting let go.
On Tuesday, three weeks after finishing his 14th season at Ohio, Solich was back in Nebraska to be honored at the Outland Trophy banquet Wednesday night in Omaha. During a media availability at Boys Town, a home for troubled youth, Solich expressed no hard feelings about how things ended at Nebraska. In fact, he said, life's been good.