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Nugent: The newest Huskers athletic department employee had the most impactful comments at Big Ten Media Day

Trev Alberts at Big Ten Media Day
Trev Alberts at Big Ten Media Day(Joe Nugent)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 10:56 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Turned out it was the man who just started a new job Monday who had the most to say from the Nebraska contingent at Big Ten Media Day. A big part of the pressing questions was tied to what happened well before Trev Alberts returned to Lincoln. The topics? The struggling football team and Nebraska’s relationship with the conference.

Let’s take them in that order.

“We’re not getting back there talking about what we used to do because nobody cares, we’re not going to get back there talking about championships, we’re going to get back there, by executing the fundamentals administratively and coaching that get you there,” said Alberts on the football team.

As far as damage control with the Big Ten and its Commissioner Kevin Warren.

“First thing I want him to know is that we are a proud member of the Big Ten, extraordinary proud member of the Big Ten, I already told him we’re going to do our part, but I also want him to know the University of Nebraska is a proud institution that has strong feelings in a lot of areas. I want to have the kind of relationship with him to be able to communicate those in a way that are respectful but yet that our institution’s voice is heard, I believe wholeheartedly Commissioner Warren is interested in that,” said Alberts.

This was also the first time the commissioner took questions since the unpopular decision to try to play football in the spring, here’s what he said about that.

“I don’t have any regrets, quite naturally we all look back in our lives and there are things we wish we would have done a bit differently, but if I had the chance to do it all over last year, I would make the same decisions that we made,” said Warren.

He stands by it.

The Commissioner and Scott Frost shook hands multiple times Thursday in Indianapolis. If Frost came into this with the goal of not making any headlines, consider it his first win of the year. His players did the same, credit to Deontai Williams, Austin Allen and Ben Stille. There was a consistent realistic acceptance of reality. They took accountability for the previous mistakes and know it’s on them to fix it this year.

Camp opens Friday, a day after the players report Thursday.

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