Nebraska regent, former player respond to new AD hire

Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 8:39 PM CDT
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As Husker nation deals with a tough loss, a major announcement comes at the top of athletics.

"I had never heard of the man," Jerry Murtaugh said. "I read a bio on him. A lot of experience. He has been around."

Husker great Murtaugh knows a thing or two about football. It is in his blood. He thinks Nebraska made the wrong decision in firing his friend, Shawn Eichorst, last month.

"All I know is they're losing," Murtaugh said. "The fans are upset. The former players are upset. I'm upset."

With the hiring of new Athletic Director Bill Moos, there is a sense of optimism in the air from some.

"He has got a winning record, which I think all Cornhuskers are going to appreciate," Hal Daub said.

6 News caught up with the Nebraska regent after the news broke. He wants to see winning programs in every sport, saying Moos comes with more than enough qualifications.

"From what I've seen, and read, and studied, and learned, we got it right," Daub said. "We've got the experienced person who has been there, been through the battles."

Much of the focus has been put on the football program this season, as the most supportive of fans hope for better days.

"I believe in Nebraska," Murtaugh said. "I hope it turns around. We have to win. That's what this state's known for."