Former Nebraska football coach and athletic director Tom Osborne will help the university search for its newest AD, chancellor Ronnie Green announced Thursday afternoon. This comes a few hours after the school announced Shawn Eichorst’s firing.
“We will be reaching out to those knowledgeable about Husker athletics, as well as those who have run successful college programs around the country,” Green said during a press conference.
“For example, I’ve already reached out to coach Tom Osborne and others for that perspective.”
Osborne first came to Nebraska as an assistant football coach in 1968 and served as the head coach from 1973-97, finishing with a 255–49–3 record. The Cornhuskers won 12 bowl games in 13 appearances during his tenure.
He became the school’s assistant athletic director two years later and held that role until 1998. Almost a decade after that, he returned to the school to become its athletic director. When he retired in 2013, the university replaced him with Eichorst.
Green said the school will name an interim athletic director in the coming days.