Husker legend and former Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir has passed away following a prolonged battle with leukemia according to multiple reports. Mike Cavanaugh, Nebraska’s current offensive line coach, shared the news on Twitter.
— Mike Cavanaugh (@CoachCavHuskers) September 27, 2016
Tenopir was Nebraska’s offensive line coach for 29 years before retiring in 2003. He coached three national championship teams and helped lead the Huskers to a 295-63-2 record during that time. He coached all-time great linemen that included Dave Rimington, Dean Steinkuhler, Brenden Stai and many more. That included 21 total All-Americans and 11 academic All-Americans.
The Huskers invited Tenopir to practice last week, honoring him with hand shakes and hugs. Tenopir was 76.
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