University of Nebraska-Omaha Director of Athletics Trev Alberts announced Monday he will not be candidate for the same position at the University of Nebraska.
In an email sent to athletics staff at UNO, Alberts confirmed he was contacted by Nebraska's search firm, but after "prayerful consideration," decided not to pursue the opportunity.
Alberts was one of the most decorated players in Nebraska football history, becoming the school's first Butkus award winner in 1993, and having his No. 34 jersey retired in 1994.
Nebraska continues a search to replace former AD Shawn Eichorst, who was fired on September 21st.
Alberts' full email sent to UNO athletics staff can be found below.
As most of you are likely aware, the University of Nebraska is currently engaged in a search to place an athletic director at UNL. There has been much speculation and conjecture about my interest and candidacy from local media and others. I owe you an update- I was contacted by the search firm to interview as part of their process, and I appreciate the opportunity. I want you to know that I have not pursued or interviewed for any job in my 8 years at UNO and I don’t intend to alter that thinking now. After some prayerful consideration, I have communicated with the search firm that I will not be a candidate for athletic director at UNL.
We have unfinished business at UNO, and I remain committed to working as hard as possible to realizing those goals. I can’t begin to thank you enough for your commitment and passion for Maverick Athletics. I continue to be honored to serve alongside our amazing team.