Nebraska didn’t have much time to act. When Bill Moos announced he was retiring from his position as athletic director, the school needed to work quickly in order to get someone new in that role before the start of the college football season.

It only took a few weeks for Nebraska to name a replacement, hiring former football player and Nebraska-Omaha athletic director Trev Alberts. His connections to Husker athletics was appealing for the job.

During B1G Media Days, head coach Scott Frost was asked about the new hire. He’s on board with the move to bring a former Nebraska football player back to Lincoln.

“All the coaches at Nebraska couldn’t be happier that we landed on Trev,” Frost told B1G Network during Media Days. “He’s a guy that shares our passion for Nebraska, the people of Nebraska, and the university. He shares intimate knowledge of the unique aspects of being at Nebraska, and I think shares a lot of the same visions for where we expect our athletic department and football team to go.”

Frost believes that Alberts’ ties to the program and understanding of the unique aspects of Nebraska is why he was a strong candidate for the job.

“Well, Nebraska’s a unique place, one, in that it’s the only show in town in Nebraska — every set of eyes is on us,” Frost said. “There’s unbelievable resources in Nebraska because it’s all pointed toward the University of Nebraska and our football program and our other sports programs. There’s also a lot of criticism that goes along with that and a lot of scrutiny. There really is no place like Nebraska, and Trev understands that.”

The 2021-22 athletic season will be an interesting one in Lincoln. Frost enters his fourth season as the leader of the football program, posting a 12-20 record in that span. Men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is coming up on his third year, and he’s also not posted a winning record yet.

There are going to be a lot of eyes on the Huskers all year long. It’s a lot of pressure for Alberts entering his first season as the athletic director.