The Nebraska Cornhuskers fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst?on Thursday, and some members of the school’s football community aren’t exactly mad about it.? Eichorst’s firing comes only three games into the season and five days after Nebraska (1-2) was upset 21-17 by Northern Illinois. University Chancellor Ronnie Green said in a statement that Eichorst’s “efforts have not translated into on-field performance.”? Many former football players tweeted some particularly strong feelings about Eichorst, who had been at the helm of Cornhuskers athletics since 2012 following a brief stint in the same position at the University of Miami. In December 2014, Eichorst made a controversial decision to fire then-head coach Bo Pelini despite Pelini’s 67-27 record at Nebraska.? Former quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and former cornerback Josh Mitchell were the most critical of their former AD. …

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