Nebraska introduced new athletic director Trev Alberts on Wednesday, and football coach Scott Frost seems to be pleased with the hire.

Like Frost, Alberts played for the Huskers in the 1990s and had a lot of success as a player in Lincoln. Alberts won the Butkus Award in 1993 and was a consensus All-American.

Here’s Frost’s statement on the hire:

This is an exciting day for Nebraska Athletics and the University of Nebraska,” Frost said. ” I commend Chancellor Green and President Carter on an excellent choice for our athletic director. Trev Alberts has a great track record of success in whatever he has done, dating back to his playing days through his time leading the UNO athletic department.

“Trev and I hare a love of Nebraska, this football program and this athletic department. I look forward to working with Trev to continue to build our program.”

Alberts has been the athletic director at Omaha since 2009. At his his press conference on Wednesday, Alberts said the only job he would have left Omaha for was Nebraska.

Frost and Alberts’ relationship will be highly important for the foreseeable future. So far, Frost has struggled to break through at his alma mater and has a record of 12-20 in three seasons as head coach.

Nebraska opens its season vs. Illinois on Aug. 28.