September 21, 2014

Miami A.D. resigns, rumored to Osborne’s replacement

Shawn Eichorst resigns from Miami as Athletic Director.

Shawn Eichorst has resigned as Miami’s athletic director and several media outlets are reporting that he is expected to replace Tom Osborne as Nebraska’s athletic director. Eichorst lasted less than a year and a half at Miami.

Eichorst came to the Hurricanes under the recommendation of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, a close friend of Miami’s President Donna Shalala. Eichorst worked under Alvarez for six years and was Wisconsin’s Chief Operating Officer for athletics. Alvarez is a graduate of Nebraska.

Eichorst is expected to replace Osborne, the Cornhuskers’ legendary football coach from 1973-97 who returned as Nebraska’s athletic director in 2007. Osborne said he will stay in the department to help with a transition through the end of July. Osborne will also help with recruiting.