Dec. 5 - Frank Solich, fired last week as Nebraska head coach, has turned down the same job with Army, ESPN reported Friday.
InsertArt(2086091) SOLICH WAS OFFERED the job but decided against taking it Thursday night, ESPN cited sources as saying. The sources said that Solich didn’t want to take another job so soon and was concerned about his lack of knowledge in recruiting at Army, ESPN said.
Earlier Friday, The Times Herald-Record of Middletown (N.Y.) said West Point had begun making preparations to announce the hiring of Solich.
Solich had a 58-19 record — 9-3 this year — before being axed by Nebraska last week.
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