Milt Tenopir, legendary O-Line coach at Nebraska, dies

Former Nebraska Offensive Line Coach Milt Tenopir, recipient of the inaugural Tom Osborne Legacy Award for contributions to line play, signs autographs at the Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.

Former Nebraska Offensive Line Coach Milt Tenopir, recipient of the inaugural Tom Osborne Legacy Award for contributions to line play, signed autographs at the Outland Trophy Presentation Banquet in January 2015.

Milt Tenopir, who coached some of college football’s most dominant offensive lines with Nebraska in the 1980s and ’90s, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.

Tenopir won the first annual Tom Osborne Legacy Award in January 2015. The Award is presented at the Outland Trophy Presentation Banquet in Omaha to a person who has made great contribution to line play.

CLICK HERE to read the Associated Press obituary.

Former Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne recalled Tenopir as a great teacher who cared deeply about his players. CLICK HERE to read the entire story on Omaha.com.

 

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Photo gallery: Outland Trophy banquet

These pictures were taken at the Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Omaha.  Brandon Scherff became the fourth Iowa player to win the award and the second under Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz.  Ross Browner, the 1976 winner at Notre Dame, received his trophy, and former Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir was honored with the inaugural Tom Osborne Legacy Award for contributions to line play.

 

First Osborne Legacy Award will go to former Nebraska O-line coach Milt Tenopir

Milt Tenopir, the offensive line coach at Nebraska for Tom Osborn and Frank Solich for 29 years, will receive the first Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the Outland Trophy Dinner on Jan. 15 at the downtown Doubletree in Omaha.

Tenopir coached six Outland winners and 21 All-Americans, and his offensive lines helped win 13 NCAA rushing titles.

Click here to read the entire story by former FWAA president Tom Shatel.