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Solich Elevated to Head Coaching Post at Hula Bowl



Solich Elevated to Head Coaching Post at Hula Bowl

Contact: Jim Stephan

1/20/2005


Ohio's Frank Solich will serve as the Aina team's head coach at Saturday's Hula Bowl, to be nationally televised at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN2.

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    ATHENS, Ohio ? Ohio University head football coach Frank Solich has been elevated to the head coach position of the Aina squad at the 2005 Hula Bowl Maui All-Star Classic, the game's committee announced today. The move comes following the withdrawal from the game by Georgia head coach Mark Richt earlier this week.

    Former Iowa coach Hayden Fry, a member of the selection committee, has now been added to the staff.

    "It has been a fun week so far," Solich said of his four days on Maui. "I have been working with Chris Hatcher (Valdosta State) as the offensive coordinator and Northern Illinois' Joe Novak as the defensive coordinator. We are simply looking forward to the game now."

    That will be held Saturday at War Memorial Stadium on the island of Maui. The 59th annual classic will be televised nationally by ESPN2 and is scheduled to kickoff at 2 p.m. HST (7 p.m. EST).

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