Late last month, Nebraska football assistant Milt Tenopir passed away at age 76 following a battle with leukemia. The longtime offensive line coach served on the Nebraska staff from 1974-2002.
Tenopir was known for the relationships he built with his players throughout his lengthy career.
“You got a guy who grew up in Nebraska, and I think the guy just always lived and died for Nebraska football,” former Husker lineman Rob Zatechka said, via Omaha.com. “To Milt, family was the most important thing in his life, and I think he considered Nebraska football to be part of his family.
“I think he just loved the people involved, and wanted to see Nebraska succeed.”
On Wednesday morning, the Cornhuskers honored Tenopir with a heart-warming tribute video featuring images of his time with the program. It’s clear that Tenopir’s impact on the program will never be forgotten.
The Cornhuskers, currently ranked No. 12, have the week off before returning to action on Oct. 15 against Indiana on the road.