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2007 Ohio Football Quick Facts

July 2, 2007

Ohio University

Location: Athens, Ohio

Founded: 1804

Enrollment: 28,442 (all campuses)

Nickname: Bobcats

Colors: Hunter Green (Pantone 342) and White

Conference: Mid-American Conference (East)

Home Field: Peden Stadium

Capacity: 24,000

Surface: FieldTurf
President: Dr. Roderick J. McDavis (Ohio `70)
Director of Athletics: Kirby Hocutt (Kansas State `95)
Athletics Department Phone: 740-593-1300

 

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Frank Solich

Alma Mater: Nebraska, 1966

Record at Ohio:  13-12 (3rd Year)

MAC Record: 10-6 (3rd Year)

Career Record: 71-31 (9th Year)

Football Office Phone: 740-593-1183

Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs: Tim Albin, 3rd year, Northwestern Oklahoma State, 1989

Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Gerry Gdowski, 3rd year, Nebraska, 1990
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties: Jimmy Burrow, 3rd year, Nebraska, 1976

Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers: Ross Els, 3rd year, Nebraska-Omaha, 1988
Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends: Pete Germano, 7th year, Ohio Wesleyan, 1982

Cornerbacks: David Brown, 2nd year, Cal Poly, 1996

Wide Receivers: Dwayne Dixon, 1st year, Florida, 1985

Offensive Line: Keven Lightner, 3rd year, Nebraska, 1996

Defensive Line: Carl Pelini, 3rd year, Youngstown State, 1989

Director of Football Operations: Jason Grooms, 3rd year, Ohio, 2001

 

Team Information

2006 Overall Record: 9-5

2006 MAC Record (Finish): 7-1 (1st, East)

Offensive Formation: Multiple

Defensive Formation: 4-3

Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6

Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 38/19

Offense: 16/11
Defense: 21/7

Special Teams: 1/1

 

2006 Honors (Returners Only)

Frank Solich, Head Coach

• MAC Coach of the Year

 

Landon Cohen, Defensive Tackle

• Second-Team All-MAC

 

Chris Garrett, Punt Returner

• Third-Team Sporting News Freshman All-American

• Collegefootballnews.com All-MAC

 

Jameson Hartke, Defensive End

• Second-Team All-MAC

• Academic All-MAC

• Second-Team Academic All-District IV

• MAC Championship Game -- Ohio MVP

 

Ernie Hodge, Defensive End

• Honorable Mention Sporting News Freshman All-American

 

Kalvin McRae, Running Back

• First-Team All-MAC

• Collegefootballnews.com MAC Offensive Player of the Year

• Collegefootballnews.com Honorable Mention All-American

 

Bobcat Football History

First Season: 1894

All-Time Record: 479-497-48 (.482)

First Year in MAC: 1947

All-Time MAC Record: 187-228-11 (.452)

MAC Championships: 5 (1953, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1968)

MAC East Division Championships: 1 (2006)

Bowl Appearances: 3

Sun Bowl, 1962 (West Texas State 15, Ohio 14)

            Tangerine Bowl, 1968 (Richmond 49, Ohio 42)

            GMAC Bowl, 2007 (Southern Miss 28, Ohio 7)

 

Media Relations

Director, Football Contact: Jason Corriher

Office Phone: 740-593-1298

Home/Mobile Phone: TBA

E-mail: TBA

Assistant Director: Jason Cunningham

Office Phone: 740-597-1837

E-Mail: cunninj3@ohio.edu

Department Fax: 740-597-1838

Department E-mail: sports.media@ohio.edu

 

MAC Media Day Quotes
July 27, 2007 MAC Media Day Quotes
Spring Game Format Set
April 19, 2007 Spring Game Format Set
Bobcats Ink 23 for 2007
February 7, 2007 Bobcats Ink 23 for 2007
GMAC Bowl Travel Journal
January 3, 2007 GMAC Bowl Travel Journal
GMAC Bowl Preparations Begin
December 15, 2006 GMAC Bowl Preparations Begin
Bobcats are Bowl Bound
November 28, 2006 Bobcats are Bowl Bound
Head Coach Frank Solich Quotes
November 27, 2006 Head Coach Frank Solich Quotes
Photos from Ohio vs. Akron
November 22, 2006 Photos from Ohio vs. Akron
Video Vault: Previewing Miami
November 22, 2006 Video Vault: Previewing Miami
Video Vault: Road Warriors
November 21, 2006 Video Vault: Road Warriors
Head Coach Frank Solich Quotes
November 20, 2006 Head Coach Frank Solich Quotes
Ohio vs. Akron Post-Game Notes
November 17, 2006 Ohio vs. Akron Post-Game Notes
Video Vault: Saying Goodbye
November 15, 2006 Video Vault: Saying Goodbye
Ohio Post-Game Quotes
November 5, 2006 Ohio Post-Game Quotes
Video Vault: Previewing EMU
November 2, 2006 Video Vault: Previewing EMU
Bobcats Win Third Straight
October 21, 2006 Bobcats Win Third Straight
Post-Game Quotes
October 21, 2006 Post-Game Quotes
Post-Game Notes
October 21, 2006 Post-Game Notes
Ohio Prepping for Illini
October 9, 2006 Ohio Prepping for Illini
Post-Game Quotes
October 7, 2006 Post-Game Quotes
Post-Game Notes
October 7, 2006 Post-Game Notes
Watch this Week's Bobcat Blitz
September 29, 2006 Watch this Week's Bobcat Blitz
Video Vault: The Linemen Speak
September 27, 2006 Video Vault: The Linemen Speak
Ohio Post-Game Quotes
September 24, 2006 Ohio Post-Game Quotes
Video Vault: Reviewing Rutgers
September 20, 2006 Video Vault: Reviewing Rutgers
Ohio Post-Game Quotes
September 17, 2006 Ohio Post-Game Quotes
Watch This Week's Bobcat Blitz
September 15, 2006 Watch This Week's Bobcat Blitz
Video Vault: Previewing Rutgers
September 14, 2006 Video Vault: Previewing Rutgers
Everson Wins MAC Honor
September 11, 2006 Everson Wins MAC Honor
Ohio Football Video Test Page
September 6, 2006 Ohio Football Video Test Page
Lasher Earns MAC Award
September 4, 2006 Lasher Earns MAC Award
Frank Solich Quotes
September 4, 2006 Frank Solich Quotes
Ohio Post-Game Notes
September 3, 2006 Ohio Post-Game Notes
Peden Renovation Photos
August 22, 2006 Peden Renovation Photos
2007 Football Videos
August 14, 2006 2007 Football Videos
Coordinator Quotes
August 12, 2006 Coordinator Quotes
Player Quotes
August 12, 2006 Player Quotes
Bobcats Finish Day Three
August 9, 2006 Bobcats Finish Day Three
2006 Officially Underway
August 7, 2006 2006 Officially Underway