Eichhorst in Line for NU AD Job
Well, now the timing of Tom Osborne's retirement press conference makes sense. It appears that the Nebraska brass had their most likely candidate waiting in the wings. According to multiple sources, Shawn Eichorst, the Athletic Director at the University of Miami (FL), is going to become next AD at Nebraska. Nothing is certain until a person signs on the line which is dotted. But, reports are that he is the leading candidate and that he is resigning his current position at Miami. So, it makes a person wonder if a Nebraska announcement is coming soon. You can get up to speed on Eichorst by reading his official bio here. For context, he's not really a "Miami guy". He's been there for 18 months, and had nothing to do with the activity that caused the ongoing NCAA investigation. If anything, he's a Big Ten guy, hailing from Wisconsin and working side-by-side with Barry Alverez before heading off to lead Hurricane athletics.
**UPDATE** - It's official. Eichorst has signed a 5-year deal with NU that will pay him $973,000 annually.