Nebraska suffered an embarrassing home loss to Northern Illinois this afternoon, and athletic director Shawn Eichorst was compelled to speak out.
Just days after the school revealed a one-year extension for head coach Mike Riley, it suffered its worst loss of his tenure in Lincoln.
After the game, Eichorst called the loss "unacceptable." From ESPN:
"I'm angry, I'm frustrated, I'm disappointed," Eichorst said. "At the end of the day, we have to stay together. It's still early in the season, and we need to find ways to win games like this. I want to continue to show our support, but I also understand there is a lot of frustration out there when you don't win games like today.
"I want to make sure folks understand we've got to get that fixed, and we have to get heading in the right direction, and we have the right coach to do it. But we have to get going."
Nebraska looked very shaky in its first game of the season, a 43-36 win at home against Arkansas State, and lost in Week 2 at Oregon, although the Huskers had a pretty impressive comeback to get back into what had the makings of a blowout.
Today's game is a major setback after whatever silver linings Husker fans could've grabbed from that second half against the Ducks.