Husker Fans Sound Off on New Athletic Director
Lincoln, NE - Shawn Eichorst has resigned as Miami's athletic director for the same role at Nebraska, which gave him a five-year contract to become Tom Osborne's replacement with the Cornhuskers.
The schools announced the moves Thursday.
For Miami, it's the latest blow to a department bracing for potentially severe NCAA sanctions.
Eichorst's starting salary at Nebraska will be $973,000 annually, believed to be a significant raise over his Miami deal.
Husker nation is at odds over the decision.
"Miami yikes," said Nebraska fan Brian Scribner. "I was hoping he would have more of a Nebraska background but let’s see if he's got what it takes."
"That’s fine, I think he can learn how to be a Nebraskan," said fan Helen Noble.
At AM 590 Omaha's ESPN Radio show "The Show" callers sounded off.
"I really don't think this athletic director Shawn whoever has that big of shoes to fill in terms of the athletic director job."
"Why did they need to pay this guy so much money to come here?"
Eichorst starts as special assistant to the chancellor Oct. 9 at Nebraska, where the 75-year-old Osborne announced late last month that he will retire Jan. 1.