Pardon Ohio University coach Frank Solich for his desire to run what he proudly hopes will continue to be a "boring" program.
As the wins and national attention keep coming for the Bobcats, Solich's first instinct is make sure boring translates to focused and consistent performances.
He's not going to tell his players to avoid glancing at the major national polls as Ohio creeps toward what would be the program's first top 25 ranking, but Solich wants to make sure they understand that any out of the ordinary attention they're receiving can disappear as quickly as it comes.
"I like being boring," Solich said. "I like just winning football games. There's a lot of stuff on the periphery and I'm aware of all that, but I'm not concerned by it. I'm a bottom line guy. That's just kind of how I operate.
"Does a top 25 ranking mean anything to me today? No. But is it something we'd like our program to be able to accomplish? No question. We're not going into this next game or any game ...