Nebraska Fires AD Shawn Eichorst After Football Team's Slow Start
The Univ. of Nebraska has fired AD Shawn Eichorst after a 1-2 start for the football team including a home loss to Northern Illinois. Chancellor Ronnie Green "expressed disappointment in the performance" of NU football earlier this week after his State of the University speech amid fans’ "growing restlessness with the beloved program." Eichorst was hired in October '12 and has about $1.7M "remaining on his contract that runs through" June '19. The school is expected to appoint an interim AD to "oversee day-to-day operations" (OMAHA.com, 9/21).