LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Milt Tenopir, who coached some of college football's most dominant offensive lines with Nebraska in the 1980s and `90s, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.

Tenopir's daughter, Kim Lester, confirmed Tenopir's death Monday night.

Tenopir, who retired in 2003, was considered a guru of line play during his 29 years with the Cornhuskers. Twenty-seven of his players went on to sign professional contracts, with 14 selected in the top three rounds of the NFL draft.

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Tenopir coached the ''Pipeline'' lines that paved the way to three national championships in four seasons in the mid-1990s.

Nebraska had six Outland Trophy winners as the best interior lineman in college football under Tenopir.

Tenopir was a fixture at practices since Mike Riley became head coach in 2015, and he had a close relationship with line coach Mike Cavanaugh.