The University of Nebraska had just announced former Omaha sportscasters Jon Schuetz had been chosen as the new PA voice for Husker football games when it had to announce Schuetz, a native of North Bend, had been let go.
University officials had been notified Schuetz made a post on Facebook last year critical of how the university handled the firing of Coach Bo Pelini.
Though Schuetz deleted the post at the university’s request, someone had taken a screen shot of it and posted it on social media. The damage was done. Schuetz was let go.
The Facebook post dated November 30, 2014 read:
Harvey Perlman is as (sic) disgrace. Remember this was the guy who extended Steve Pederson’s contract only to fire him a few months later. When will he be held to account?
Schuetz says he has no hard feelings and understands the university’s decision.
“Look at it this way, if somebody had come to you and said, hey, looking for a job here and by the way here’s a post where I said something about you similar to what I wrote. Would you hire somebody like that? I look at it from the university’s perspective and I’ve got no issues with what happened,” Schuetz says.
Schuetz had been sports director for KETV in Omaha before leaving for the finance industry.
Lane Grindle has been hired to be the new public address announcer. Grindle works for Husker IMG Sports Network and has been a sideline reporter for Husker broadcasts. He will continue to be the sideline reporter during away games.
Schuetz had been hired to replace long-time stadium announcer Patrick Combs, who faces charges that while working as a financial adviser to two elderly women in Lincoln he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from their estates.