The Milliron Sports crew is embarking on an awesome adventure this Saturday. We are returning to our home away from home; Ohio University for Ohio Brew Week. A trip to Athens no matter how long or short the stay always provides endless stories. It also brings back a lot of memories, and obviously with the reputation of being a highly ranked party school most memories are about drunken nights. I have a couple of stories I’d like to share that come to mind every time I think Athens.
In case you haven’t heard, the Milliron Sports crew is headed to Ohio Brew Week, in Athens, OH this upcoming weekend. I’m a proud Bobcat, even though I left after my sophomore year to pursue my education back home in Cincinnati. There are so many memories (some a little hazy) from my time at OU that stick out, but my favorite memory from an OU sporting event happened in September of 2005.
The Pittsburgh Panthers had started the season ranked #23 in the nation under new coach Dave Wannstedt, who had just the previous season been coaching in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins. Ohio had also welcomed a new coach that year; former Nebraska head coach Frank Solich. Solich was tasked with turning the Bobcats program around, and bringing them back into MAC Championship contention.