August 29, 2014

Osborne releases brief statement regarding hiring of Eichorst

Following UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman’s press conference in which he named Shawn Eichorst as the new athletic director, Tom Osborne released a short statement Friday morning.

“My primary remaining job as athletic director is to facilitate a smooth transition in the athletic department, and I will do everything I can to see to it that this occurs. I was never under the impression that the hiring of a new athletic director would be my decision. It is important that Nebraskans give Shawn Eichorst every opportunity to have a successful tenure as the next athletic director at the University of Nebraska. He will be introduced to members of the athletic department next Tuesday.“

Osborne does not plan to comment further.