Craig Bohl does it again

Craig Bohl’s Wyoming team knocked off another Power-5 school last night, beating Texas Tech 35-33 in Laramie, in double overtime.

Kind of makes one wonder what would have happened at Nebraska if Craig Bohl had been named the head coach at some point.

I may not be remembering correctly but didn’t Bohl leave Lincoln amid some kind of controversy?

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As I recall, Bohl was fired as the DC by Frank Solich after the Huskers went 6-7 in 2002, a season in which the defense regressed from the #8 defense in the country to #56. The secondary coach and DE coach were also fired.

Solich was fired less than a year later, after a 9-3 regular season. Bo Pelini was the interim coach for the bowl game win over Michigan State.

There were some allegations about Bohl and some co-eds at that time. None substantiated.

Not a big difference, but they were 7-7 in 2002. They finished the regular season at 7-6 and lost to Eli Manning in the Independence Bowl. I think the firings happened prior to the bowl game, but it’s been too long for me to remember.

There were lots of unsubstantiated rumors about Bohl and Solich that came out after they were fired. I never gave them much credence and didn’t really think they were all that relevant. More or less, it seemed like a convenient excuse to further justify their dismissal.

We are still wading in the abyss 20 years later.

The AD at the time, who should remain nameless, said that he didn’t want Nebraska to slide into mediocrity. So they jumped into it.