Illustration: Can Trev Albert navigate his way back to his alma mater the University of Nebraska Lincoln?
Thursday afternoon, the University of Nebraska fired their Athletic Director, Shawn Eichorst, after consecutive poor starts to the football season and last weekend’s disappointing loss to Northern Illinois 21-17.
Eyes were immediately cast to Omaha where AD Trev Alberts pilots the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s program. Could Alberts be the next skipper of Big Red athletics?
Unfortunately, despite his Cornhusker bona fides, Alberts has been facing his own problems at UNO. One of his biggest supporters, former Chancellor John Christenson, recently retired. Then, the Omaha World-Herald did a hatchet job on UNO’s decision to jump to Division I, the decision to drop the football program, and budget busting (“coffee gate”) During his entire tenure, the gleaming $82 million Baxter Arena has been hemorrhaging cash. And, worst of all, during the recent budget cuts, Alberts lost his country club membership.
And even the local Mav fans are having some fun with the changes at University of Nebraska Lincoln:
Other Mav faithful think it could really happen.
Relax UNO fans – Trev’s not going anywhere. Just stop by his office anytime and talk Mav’s sports over a cup of coffee – but you may have to pay.