Well this is a new one.
There have been a few highs and some tremendous lows since the firing of Frank Solich. There were multiple avenues of blame. First and foremost was Steve Pederson. He was the one that fired Frank Solich and ended up hiring somebody outside of the program in Bill Callahan. Then there was the Pelini era followed by the Riley era.
Husker fans could pick and choose who was a fault for the two decade downfall of Nebraska football. Even some would say that Nebraska fans were at fault for the precipitous slide.
I felt that at this point we had exhausted all possibilities. That is until now. Maybe my head was in the ground on this but I had never heard of the Curse of Frank Solich until three days ago.
Matt Reynoldson, a sports reporter for KLKN, tweeted out the interesting tidbit earlier this week. He said he was taking a class at UNL. The class was called Ancient Greek Athletics. On that fateful day, Frank Solich’s granddaughter came in to talk about curses (supposedly the topic was in the wheel-house of that class). She mentioned that there was a curse on Nebraska football. It would remain in place until Nebraska had righted all the wrongs in how Frank Solich was treated when he was fired.
Earlier this week Frank Solich made his first public appearance in Nebraska since he was fired. He stood there with both Tom Osborne and Scott Frost. It appears that some wrongs are being righted.
It is possible that Frost knew about the curse? When he said “they better get us now” was that with full knowledge that the curse would be lifted in January 2019? Can we get the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star to get on this story? This appears to be important.
So regardless of whether you believe in curses, remember that topics like this are great for the off-season. So for that reason I thank Matt Reynoldson.
The thread can be found below.
Former #Huskers coach Frank Solich is speaking in Boys Town