Tommie Frazier resigns as Doane football coach

Updated: November 15, 2006, 2:26 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska football great Tommie Frazier is out as head coach at Doane College in Crete.

Frazier and Doane athletic director Greg Heier said Frazier left by mutual agreement. Frazier led the Huskers as quarterback to national titles in 1994 and 1995.

He won only three of 20 games in his two seasons at Doane.

Frazier told the Lincoln Journal Star in its editions Wednesday that he has nothing but good things to say about Doane.

"The numbers were a major part of the fact we didn't see eye-to-eye," Frazier said. "I wanted the program to go one way and they wanted another way.

"I met a lot of good people there, and I enjoyed working with the kids and the staff."

His squad dressed fewer than 40 players for the final game this season, but Frazier denied he ran off players.

"We never asked anybody to quit, and we never ran anybody off," Frazier said. "We told the players this was not going to be a country club atmosphere and if you were going to play you were going to have to work hard. It was no different than what Coach (Tom) Osborne asked of me and the other players he coached."

Frazier said he would be looking into some business opportunities and that he would like to coach again.


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