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Fired Former Nebraska AD Just Got Hired By A Huge Program

Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 23: Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska athletics saw a huge overhaul in the last year. Back in September, athletic director Shawn Eichorst was let go after just under five years in Lincoln.

Eichorst's main issue at Nebraska was the slipping football program. He fired Bo Pelini following the 2014 season, after a run of 9 and 10 win seasons.

To some Nebraska fans, the program seemed stuck in a bit of a rut, unable to leap up to the next level. He was fired following a 9-3 campaign in 2014, and shortly thereafter had an audio recording of a meeting with the team leaked, in which he ripped Eichorst.

His replacement, Mike Riley, went just 19-19 in three seasons, with a 12-14 Big Ten record. Eichorst was fired before the same decision was made on Riley, and replaced by former Oregon and Washington State AD Bill Moos, who went on to hire Nebraska great and UCF head coach Scott Frost.

Now, Shawn Eichorst is working for a former Nebraska conference rival: Texas.

The Longhorns announced that it had hired the former Nebraska AD to handle "internal matters" within the athletic department. He will work under athletic director Chris Del Conte, who recently came over from TCU.

From Texas's release on the hire:

At a department staff meeting on Thursday, Del Conte announced the hiring of two new administrators — TCU’s Drew Martin, a close confidante, and former Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst.

Martin will oversee external matters like marketing, the school’s relationship with Longhorn Network and IMG, media relations and what Del Conte said was “anything that is game-day environment.” Eichorst will handle internal matters, which includes overseeing the business office, human resources and things involving UT policy and procedure, Del Conte said.

Both men will hold the title of executive senior associate athletic director. They attended the Thursday staff meeting, met new co-workers and took their official UT portraits.

Interestingly, the release makes detailed mention of Nebraska's failures on the field under Eichorst. Luckily for Texas fans, Del Conte has a pretty good record in that regard.