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Former Nebraska Offensive Line Coach Milt Tenopir Passes Away

Sad news tonight in the world of Nebraska Football

Milt Tenopir & George Darlington Husker Mike/CN

Former Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir has passed away tonight after a long fight with leukemia. He was 76 years old.

The news was initially broken by current Nebraska OL coach Mike Cavanaugh on Twitter.

The death was confirmed to Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star.

Milt Tenopir was a staple on the Nebraska coaching staff with Dan Young under Tom Osborne. He started with Nebraska in 1974 and lasted 29 years with the Huskers, stepping down in 2002 with Young. In that time, the man who created the Pipeline gave the Huskers some great memories.

In Tenopir’s 29 years at Nebraska, he coached six Outland Trophy winners and back to back Lombardi Award winners. Three of his Outland Trophy winners was back to back to back with Dave Rimington (a back to back winner) and Dean Steinkuhler.

Overall, Tenopir coached 21 All-Americans and 49 all-conference selections in his career.

Tenopir’s last public appearance was Thursday at the Hawks Championship Center while Nebraska was preparing for the Northwestern game.

Check out his interview with The Big Red Cobcast right here as well. You can read Jon’s transcript here.