Gillespie, former RB coach, fired after Solich

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska has dismissed an assistant
athletic director for football following the firing of head coach
Frank Solich.

Dave Gillespie is no longer with the department, sports
information director Chris Anderson confirmed Tuesday. Gillespie
declined to comment.

On Sunday, Solich was fired after a 9-3 regular season.
Defensive coordinator Bo Pelini took over as interim head coach.

Gillespie served as Nebraska's running backs coach and
recruiting coordinator from 1998-2002. He moved into his
administrative position in January, when Solich overhauled his

Gillespie played for Tom Osborne at Nebraska from 1974-77, and
coached high school football for seven seasons before joining the
Nebraska staff in 1985 as a graduate assistant.

From 1986-1993, Gillespie was Osborne's recruiting coordinator.
He left Nebraska for Kansas in 1994 and spent four years with the
Jayhawks as an assistant coach.

When Solich replaced Osborne as Nebraska's head coach in 1998,
he brought back Gillespie.

Gillespie coached running backs for five seasons, with the
Huskers leading the Big 12 Conference in rushing during each of
those seasons.