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Frank Solich Head Coach Seventh Season - Nebraska, 1966

Coaching Staff - All Information Links to Bios on OhioBobcats.com Opponents - Team names will link to respective school’s football website.

Tim Albin Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Seventh Season - Northwestern Oklahoma State, 1989

Opponent..........................................Date..............................................Location

Jimmy Burrow Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Seventh Season - Nebraska, 1976

Marshall...................................................Sept. 17...........................................Athens, Ohio

Gerry Gdowski Asst. Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Seventh Season - Nebraska, 1990

Buffalo.......................................................Oct. 8..............................................Buffalo, N.Y.

pete germano Defensive Live/Special Teams Coordinator 11th Season - Ohio Wesleyan, 1982 ron collins Linebackers First Season - Washington State, 1987 Dwayne dixon Wide Receivers Fifth Season - Florida, 1985

New Mexico State...................................Sept. 3.....................................Las Cruces, N.M. Gardner-Webb......................................Sept. 10...........................................Athens, Ohio Rutgers.....................................................Sept. 24.....................................Piscataway, N.J. Kent State (Parents’ Weekend).............Oct. 1..............................................Athens, Ohio Ball State (Homecoming)......................Oct. 15.............................................Athens, Ohio Akron........................................................Oct. 22..............................................Akron, Ohio Temple.......................................................Nov. 2..............................................Athens, Ohio Central Michigan....................................Nov. 10...........................Mount Pleasant, Mich. Bowling Green........................................Nov. 16.............................Bowling Green, Ohio Miami (OH)..............................................Nov. 22............................................Athens, Ohio 2010 Game Summaries - Information links to OhioBobcats.com 9/4 Wofford (W, 33-10) Recap | Final Stats | Quotes | Notes |Photos 9/11 Toledo (L, 20-13) Recap | Final Stats | Quotes | Photos

brian haines Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends Second Season - Marietta, 2004

9/18 #2 Ohio State (L, 43-7) Recap | Final Stats | Notes | Photos

Keven Lightner Offensive Line Seventh Season - Nebraska, 1996

10/9 Bowling Green (W, 49-25) Recap | Final Stats | Quotes | Notes | Photos

Fred reed Defensive Backs Second Season - Mesa State College, 1993

10/30 Univ. of Louisiana (W, 38-31) Recap | Final Stats | Quotes | Notes | Photos

JASON GROOMS Director of Football Operations Seventh Season - Ohio, 2001

11/26 Kent State (L, 28-6) Recap | Final Stats | Notes | Photos

9/25 Marshall (L, 24-23) Recap | Final Stats | Notes | Photos 10/2 Eastern Michigan (W, 30-17) Recap | Final Stats | Notes | Photos 10/16 Akron (W, 38-10) Recap | Final Stats | Quotes | Notes | Photos 10/23 Miami (W, 34-13) Recap | Final Stats | Notes | Photos 11/4 Buffalo (W, 34-17) Recap | Final Stats | Quotes | Notes | Photos 11/16 Temple (W, 31-23) Recap | Final Stats | Notes | Photos 12/18 Troy, New Orleans Bowl (L, 48-21) Recap | Final Stats |Quotes | Notes | Photos

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Quick Facts

Ohio University

Team Information

Location. Athens, Ohio Founded 1804 Enrollment.28,751 Nickname. Bobcats Colors Hunter Green and White Conference Mid-American Conference (East) Home Field. Peden Stadium Capacity.24,000 Surface. Field Turf President Dr. Roderick J. McDavis (Ohio ‘70) Director of Athletics. Jim Schaus (Purdue, ‘83) Athletics Department Phone.740-593-1300 Athletics Website.OhioBobcats.com Athletics Twitter @OhioBobcats

2010 Overall Record 2010 MAC Record (Finish) Offensive Formation Defensive Formation Offensive Starters Returning/Lost Defensive Starters Returning/Lost Letterwinners Returning/Lost Newcomers

Bobcat Football History

8-5 6-2 (2nd, East) Multiple 4-3 7/4 1/8 81/41 37

2010 Honors (Returners Only) • Joe Flading - Right Tackle - First Team All-MAC • A.J. Strum - Left Tackle - Second Team All-MAC • Jordan Thompson - Tight End - Second Team All-MAC

2011 Schedule

First Season 1894 All-Time Record 506-521-48 (.493) First Year in MAC 1947 All-Time MAC Record 207-240-11 (.464) MAC Championships 5 (1953, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1968) MAC Division Championships 2 (‘06, ‘09) Bowl Appearances 5 Sun Bowl, 1962 (West Texas State 15, Ohio 14) Tangerine Bowl, 1968 (Richmond 49, Ohio 42) GMAC Bowl, 2007 (Southern Miss 28, Ohio 7) Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, 2009 (Marshall 21, Ohio 17) R+L Carriers New Oreleans Bowl, 2010 (Troy 48, Ohio 21)

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Nov. 2 Nov. 10 Nov. 16 Nov. 22

Head Coach Frank Solich Alma Mater Nebraska, 1966 Record at Ohio 40-36, .526 (Seventh Year) MAC Record 30-18, .625 (Seventh Year) Career Record 98-55, .641 (13th Year) Co-Off. Coordinator/RBs Tim Albin Seventh Year; NW Oklahoma State, 1989

HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS PLAYED AT PEDEN STADIUM (24,000) * MAC Game

Coaching Staff

Co-Off. Coord./Quarterbacks Def. Coordinator/Safeties Special Teams/Def. Line Defensive Backs Linebackers

Keven Lightner Seventh Year; Nebraska, 1996

Wide Receivers

Dwayne Dixon Fourth Year; Florida, 1985

Director of Football Operations

Time (ET) 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m.

TV ESPN3 ESPN3 STO STO ESPN2 ESPNU ESPN2/U ESPN2

Credits The 2011 Ohio Football Information Guide is a publication of the Ohio University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The Ohio football program will be respected as one of the very best collegiate programs in the country, helping young men achieve their highest potential. It will be put on the fast track to move the program in a positive direction by creating an environment of tradition, victory and excellence. Team Unity is one of the most important characteristics in building a championship program and team. The Ohio Football emphasis on Team Unity builds leaders, develops a caring environment, promotes communication among players and coaches, and creates a dedicated, selfmotivated team with discipline.

Ron Collins First Year; Washington State, 1987

Offensive Line

Recruiting Coord./TEs

Opponent at New Mexico State GARDNER-WEBB MARSHALL at Rutgers KENT STATE * at Buffalo * BALL STATE * at Akron * TEMPLE * at Central Michigan * at Bowling Green * MIAMI *

Gerry Gdowski Editor: Andy Alongi Seventh Year; Nebraska, 1990 Associate Editors: Drew Wiseman, Kim Corriher Jimmy Burrow Seventh Year; Nebraska, 1976 Photographers: Buffalo Bills, Sarah Becking, Rick Fatica, Scott Gardner, Pete Germano Kyle Grantham, Rob Hardin, Joel Hawksley, Houston Texans, Miami 11th Year; Ohio Wesleyan, 1982 University Photography, Oakland Raiders, John H. Reid III, Jarren Vink Fred Reed Third Year; Mesa State, 1993

The Vision of Ohio Football

Brian Haines Fourth Year; Marietta, 2004 Jason Grooms Seventh Year; Ohio, 2001

Media Relations

Assistant Athletic Director, Football Contact TBA Office Phone 740-593-1298 Home/Mobile Phone TBA Email TBA Assistant Director Drew Wiseman Office Phone 740-597-1838 Email wisemanc@ohio.edu Assistant Director Andy Alongi Office Phone 740-593-1299 Email alongi@ohio.edu Department Fax 740-597-1838 Department Email sports.media@ohio.edu

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Bobcat Football 2011 Ohio All-Time Bowl Appearances

Postseason Play

In its history, the Ohio football program has played in five Bowl Games, including three in the last five seasons. The Bobcats made their first two appearances in 1962 and 1968 in the Sun Bowl and Tangerine Bowl, respectively. After a 39-year drought, Ohio participated in the GMAC Bowl in 2007. The ‘Cats are in search of their first bowl win in program history.

• The Bobcats played in the 2010 R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl against Troy. The bowl appearance marked the third in five years under Head Coach Frank Solich. • Ohio was one of four teams from the Mid-American Conference to participate in postseason play in 2011. The ‘Cats played for a nationally televised audience on ESPN in the New Orleans Superdome. • The Bobcats played in the 2007 GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Jan. 7 at Ladd- Peebles Stadium. It was the third bowl game in school history, the first since the 1968 Tangerine Bowl. • Ohio was one of four teams from the Mid-American Conference to participate in postseason play in 2006, after winning its first MAC East Division title. Because the Bobcats won their division, they earned the right to play in the 2006 MAC Championship Game at Detroit’s Ford Field. 4

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Ohio Football Pro Day

Bobcat Football 2011 Bobcats in the Pros • Each spring, professional scouts from all across the nation come to Athens to run Bobcat juniors and seniors through a scouting combine-like test including the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump and bench press.

• Each spring, professional scouts from all across the nation come to Athens to run Bobcat juniors and seniors through a scouting combine-like test including the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump and bench press.

Recent NFL Free Agent Signings Four former Bobcats signed National Football League free agent contracts over the summer. Wide receivers Terrence McCrae and Steven Goulet joined the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders, respectively. Defensive lineman Stafford Gatling and cornerback Julian Posey each signed with the New York Jets.

• Since 2008, Ohio has had two players drafted and four players sign free agent contracts with NFL teams to increase the number of former Bobcats on NFL rosters to eight.

Michael Mitchell 2009 NFL Second-Round Draft Pick

• At last season’s Pro Day, representatives from the Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins, among others visited Athens to evaluate players.

Michael Mitchell was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the 47th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He became the highest-drafted Ohio player in more than six decades. Mitchell was a member of Solich’s first recruiting class at Ohio. He became the 28th Bobcat to be selected in the NFL Draft.

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Bobcat Football 2011 Peden Stadium

Peden Stadium • Ohio’s Peden Stadium, named after former Bobcat head coach Don Peden, was built at a cost of $185,000 and was dedicated in 1929 with a 14-0 victory over Miami. • The stadium underwent an ambitious makeover in 2005 and 2006. The athletic training facility was renovated and expanded to include a state-of-the- art hydrotherapy room. • Meeting space on the second floor was expanded and improved with the football industry’s most advanced and innovative digital video technology to better assist in the areas of scouting, game film analysis and preparation. An auditorium where the entire team can gather and be addressed by Coach Solich was built to aid in communication between players and coaches. • The fifth floor renovation, which houses coaching offices and recruiting space, was completed prior to the 2006 season. • In 2001, a $2.8 million project removed the track and lowered the playing surface, increasing the capacity to 24,000. Approximately 2,000 lower-level, bleacherback seats – called the Phillips Club – were added to bring fans closer to the action. Landscaping enhancements created seating for the Marching 110 at the north end zone and Victory Hill, a grass berm for overflow seating, at the south end.

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• A FieldTurf surface was installed in 2002, and in 2003, an upgraded scoreboard featuring a large video screen for replays and graphics was added. • In addition to the stadium itself, the facility also contains locker rooms for the football, track and field hockey programs, plus equipment and training rooms. The Carin Center, Ohio’s strength and conditioning facility, was dedicated on Nov. 12, 1999. • The stadium’s tower, built in phases from 1989 to 1992, houses the football offices, athletic training facilities, team meeting rooms and the athletics department’s academic services division. • The Phillips Academic Services Center is located on the fourth floor of the tower, meaning football student-athletes have the computer and tutoring facilities readily available to them.

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