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Topic:  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 11:26:34 AM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Name the field after him tomorrow.


I'm betting Frank donates some major $$$ for a complete locker room redo. guessing he wants his dollars to directly benefit the players.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 11:40:37 AM 
SBH wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Name the field after him tomorrow.


I'm betting Frank donates some major $$$ for a complete locker room redo. guessing he wants his dollars to directly benefit the players.



That would be a very smart move IMO. Gotta keep the recruiting train rolling.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 11:57:24 AM 
SBH wrote:
Frank doesn't have the record, right? Isn't that held by Herb Deromedi?



https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/31816389...

Solich's career record is 173-101. His 115 wins at Ohio are the most ever by a MAC head coach.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 12:25:32 PM 
SBH wrote:
Frank doesn't have the record, right? Isn't that held by Herb Deromedi?



Frank broke the record for most career wins (includes non-conference, conference, bowl games) at a Mac school with 115. He broke it in 2019 at BGSU but had a chance to break it vs Miami on CFB 150 night.

Deromedi still holds the record for conference wins with 90.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 12:36:20 PM 
SBH wrote:
Frank doesn't have the record, right? Isn't that held by Herb Deromedi?



Frank passed Herb, and was one loss away from the most losses in MAC history too.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 12:37:11 PM 
SBH wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Name the field after him tomorrow.


I'm betting Frank donates some major $$$ for a complete locker room redo. guessing he wants his dollars to directly benefit the players.



I will take that bet!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 6:53:37 PM 
Bill Hess for 50 yards

Frank for 50 yards
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 7:15:24 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
Now that my own heart has restarted, wish him nothing but the best in the years to come. He can truly take pride in what he's accomplished here, not just on the field but off as well. Not only has he helped mold some fantastic players, but nearly all are good, upstanding people. I hope he stays in Athens, but if he doesn't I hope he finds the place of his dreams.

T2 is an interesting hire. If he can get Rogers's completion percentage near his own 62%, we'll have a really dangerous pair of QBs, assuming Rourke heals up from last year's injury.

Guessing that Albin will call the offense from the sideline, at least for the first few games.

Coincidentally, Nebraska named a new AD today, it's fourth since joining the B10 in 2011.


Pretty awkward in the Albin interview when someone asked about the hiring of Tettleton LOL. I'm sure Arkley has the sources to back up what he tweeted but I'm assuming it's just not 100% official yet...still pretty funny to watch though.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 7:24:45 PM 
RufusCat09 wrote:
Pataskala wrote:
Now that my own heart has restarted, wish him nothing but the best in the years to come. He can truly take pride in what he's accomplished here, not just on the field but off as well. Not only has he helped mold some fantastic players, but nearly all are good, upstanding people. I hope he stays in Athens, but if he doesn't I hope he finds the place of his dreams.

T2 is an interesting hire. If he can get Rogers's completion percentage near his own 62%, we'll have a really dangerous pair of QBs, assuming Rourke heals up from last year's injury.

Guessing that Albin will call the offense from the sideline, at least for the first few games.

Coincidentally, Nebraska named a new AD today, it's fourth since joining the B10 in 2011.


Pretty awkward in the Albin interview when someone asked about the hiring of Tettleton LOL. I'm sure Arkley has the sources to back up what he tweeted but I'm assuming it's just not 100% official yet...still pretty funny to watch though.


so true...hahaha
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 7:29:26 PM 
I'm a big fan of Albin and I think he'll be great to take over the program, but when I watched him today at the press conference, I thought he was about to go 'Necessary Roughness' on that suit and tie!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEbN6Vnr1g8

Last Edited: 7/15/2021 7:30:01 PM by Rufusbobcat94

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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 7:50:17 PM 
Rufusbobcat94 wrote:
I'm a big fan of Albin and I think he'll be great to take over the program, but when I watched him today at the press conference, I thought he was about to go 'Necessary Roughness' on that suit and tie!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEbN6Vnr1g8


Spot on reference.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 9:27:14 PM 
Rufusbobcat94 wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Pataskala wrote:
Now that my own heart has restarted, wish him nothing but the best in the years to come. He can truly take pride in what he's accomplished here, not just on the field but off as well. Not only has he helped mold some fantastic players, but nearly all are good, upstanding people. I hope he stays in Athens, but if he doesn't I hope he finds the place of his dreams.

T2 is an interesting hire. If he can get Rogers's completion percentage near his own 62%, we'll have a really dangerous pair of QBs, assuming Rourke heals up from last year's injury.

Guessing that Albin will call the offense from the sideline, at least for the first few games.

Coincidentally, Nebraska named a new AD today, it's fourth since joining the B10 in 2011.


Pretty awkward in the Albin interview when someone asked about the hiring of Tettleton LOL. I'm sure Arkley has the sources to back up what he tweeted but I'm assuming it's just not 100% official yet...still pretty funny to watch though.


so true...hahaha


Goes to show how much skill is required for doing press conferences. It was clear that he was nervous (and who wouldn't be), but after some time and practice he'll be a lot more confident in answering those kinds of questions in stride.

Last Edited: 7/15/2021 9:27:38 PM by KyleWvr13

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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 11:08:43 PM 
Just want to pile on with huge congrats for Frank, and sincere thanks for what he has done. OU had only a couple of winning seasons over a couple of DECADES... and then look what he did.

Plenty of wonderful memories: the Pitt and Penn State upsets, five bowl wins, the Sports Illustrated story... never could have dreamed of any of that before he arrived.

THANKS, FRANK! Best wishes.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/15/2021 11:29:48 PM 
https://www.nbc4i.com/sports/former-ohio-university-playe... /


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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/16/2021 1:45:27 AM 
This is one of those “Holy crap time is moving fast” things for me, thinking that it doesn’t seem that long ago we were all discussing Frank’s hiring on here.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/16/2021 4:02:56 AM 
Ohio football became more relevant during Solich's tenure than I could have ever imagined or hoped for. Hats off to the legend, he served this community well. May his own personal health and happiness become a priority now.
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   Posted: 7/16/2021 8:47:34 AM 
KyleWvr13 wrote:
Rufusbobcat94 wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Pataskala wrote:
Now that my own heart has restarted, wish him nothing but the best in the years to come. He can truly take pride in what he's accomplished here, not just on the field but off as well. Not only has he helped mold some fantastic players, but nearly all are good, upstanding people. I hope he stays in Athens, but if he doesn't I hope he finds the place of his dreams.

T2 is an interesting hire. If he can get Rogers's completion percentage near his own 62%, we'll have a really dangerous pair of QBs, assuming Rourke heals up from last year's injury.

Guessing that Albin will call the offense from the sideline, at least for the first few games.

Coincidentally, Nebraska named a new AD today, it's fourth since joining the B10 in 2011.


Pretty awkward in the Albin interview when someone asked about the hiring of Tettleton LOL. I'm sure Arkley has the sources to back up what he tweeted but I'm assuming it's just not 100% official yet...still pretty funny to watch though.


so true...hahaha


Goes to show how much skill is required for doing press conferences. It was clear that he was nervous (and who wouldn't be), but after some time and practice he'll be a lot more confident in answering those kinds of questions in stride.


He could really use a little bit of media training. That would be a smart investment by the AD. In general, he just needs to slow down and let his thoughts form before trying to articulate them.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/16/2021 11:39:06 AM 
I'm all for naming the field after Solich; our program was absolute garbage before he showed up, and now it's not.

That said, I have a feeling Solich Field would be the only field in the country named after a coach who didn't win any championships. That's more a reflection on the state of football at OU prior to Solich than it is on Solich himself, but it does illustrate how low the bar was.
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   Posted: 7/16/2021 3:42:56 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
I'm all for naming the field after Solich; our program was absolute garbage before he showed up, and now it's not.

That said, I have a feeling Solich Field would be the only field in the country named after a coach who didn't win any championships. That's more a reflection on the state of football at OU prior to Solich than it is on Solich himself, but it does illustrate how low the bar was.


He did win the Big 12 championship in 1999 at Nebraska.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/17/2021 12:01:30 AM 
. wrote:
This is one of those “Holy crap time is moving fast” things for me, thinking that it doesn’t seem that long ago we were all discussing Frank’s hiring on here.


When Frank was hired I was in my second year of owning a personal cell phone and a PC at home. Google initial public stock offering wasn't out yet and I remember a friend mentioning it to me. That was a good long time ago.

Julie's two year extension of Frank at the beginning of 2020 to me seems recent. Right afterwards the pandemic hit and I gave up following the season. Already that contract is nearly up and he's retired.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/17/2021 7:51:08 AM 
SBH wrote:
KyleWvr13 wrote:
Rufusbobcat94 wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Pataskala wrote:
Now that my own heart has restarted, wish him nothing but the best in the years to come. He can truly take pride in what he's accomplished here, not just on the field but off as well. Not only has he helped mold some fantastic players, but nearly all are good, upstanding people. I hope he stays in Athens, but if he doesn't I hope he finds the place of his dreams.

T2 is an interesting hire. If he can get Rogers's completion percentage near his own 62%, we'll have a really dangerous pair of QBs, assuming Rourke heals up from last year's injury.

Guessing that Albin will call the offense from the sideline, at least for the first few games.

Coincidentally, Nebraska named a new AD today, it's fourth since joining the B10 in 2011.


Pretty awkward in the Albin interview when someone asked about the hiring of Tettleton LOL. I'm sure Arkley has the sources to back up what he tweeted but I'm assuming it's just not 100% official yet...still pretty funny to watch though.


so true...hahaha


Goes to show how much skill is required for doing press conferences. It was clear that he was nervous (and who wouldn't be), but after some time and practice he'll be a lot more confident in answering those kinds of questions in stride.


He could really use a little bit of media training. That would be a smart investment by the AD. In general, he just needs to slow down and let his thoughts form before trying to articulate them.




Ouch, that was an extremely cringe worthy press conference not only due to Coach Albin's extreme nervousness and lack of public relations savvy, but the extremely low production values related to the video (good lord, don't we have a relatively well respected television, media, and radio school there at Ohio?) It will be interesting to see if Albin has the Charisma, vision, and confidence needed to keep this program rolling. Going from being a dutiful assistant for many years for a Collegiate Legend like Solich can't be easy under any circumstances, but, Wow, I was expecting better than this, especially since Albin being the eventual replacement has reportedly been in the works for quite a while now. It makes it appear that Albin -- for one -- was completely caught off guard by Solich's decision to step down at this exact time.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/18/2021 10:59:07 AM 
Everything about this transition has been wildly disappointing ... and quite frankly embarrassing.

According to reports, Albin signed his contract on July 9th. That means there were at least 5 days to organize something ... and yet they throw together a Zoom presser with a few hours notice to media to announce the retirement of arguably the greatest coach in Ohio football history? Huh?

Why would you not take this opportunity and do a fitting send-off to Frank? Invite local media? Get TV cameras from Columbus, Zanesville, Parkersburg and maybe elsewhere to attend? Invite football donors? Really make this an event? Maybe even do something at the stadium and invite fans?

We looked like a D3 school announcing the retirement of a JV wrestling coach. It was a MASSIVE missed opportunity to grab the spotlight (at least regionally) during the slowest few sports days of the year. Or even get some airtime nationally on ESPN, Fox?

Frank Solich is/was the BIGGEST thing Ohio football had going for it. He was a name brand that reverberated nationally. And we treated his retirement like a random Tuesday in May.

Sad.

Very little coordinated social media efforts. No pre-produced thank yous from former players. Nothing.

For a school that prides itself on having on of the best sports marketing programs, this was a masterclass in failure to capitalize.

This was a great chance to market the football program. Remind people how steady and successful they've been for 16 years. Instead, it was barely a blip. A few nice articles on The Athletic ... but otherwise went unnoticed.

It's now Sunday ... and Tim Albin hasn't even changed his Twitter profile to say he's the head coach?!?! Julie Cromer has tweeted nothing about being excited for a new era of Ohio football. She doesn't even have Ohio University Athletic Director in her twitter bio!?!? How does this happen??? In a world DRIVEN (like it or not) by social media and this is how we handle this? Albin has 22.7k followers and his first week as head coach and all he can tweet is a picture of Frank with TJ Carrie and kids. SMFH.

Why do we continue to operate like a third-rate organization. We're supposed to be the class of the MAC, right?

It's just frustrating to see how this all played out. Not a lot of confidence in Cromer after seeing how this played out.

I hope things turn out well ... but from a marketing and promotion standpoint, this was atrocious. A complete swing & miss to capitalize on the passing of the torch.

... and if it was Frank who wanted to downplay this, you have to override that for the good of the program.

I just expect better from my alma mater. Regardless of the decision to elevate Albin (as much as I don't agree) ... this could've been handled sooooooo much better.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/18/2021 1:00:02 PM 
"And if it was Frank who wanted to downplay this, you have to override that..."

Now that's a classy way to thank a coach who has given so much to your program.



Last Edited: 7/18/2021 1:00:37 PM by SBH

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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/18/2021 1:55:23 PM 
An amazing career at Ohio for Solich. He transformed the program to levels that had never been reached at Ohio. Set records in wins among Mac coaches. Reached and won bowl games. It will be records that will be tough to top. Only a conference championship was missing and the team was so close in a couple Mac title games.Ohio football program is in excellent shape. A smooth transition to Albin should continue the success on the field.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Solich Retires, Tim Albin signs 4-year contract to become new head coach
   Posted: 7/18/2021 2:11:15 PM 
SBH wrote:
"And if it was Frank who wanted to downplay this, you have to override that..."

Now that's a classy way to thank a coach who has given so much to your program.


+1, Frank has earned the right to call the shots.

Now, if that's not what happened, I agree with bshot44's points.


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