In August, Nebraska announced that they would not be bringing back long-time PA announcer Patrick Combs after he was arrested for conning over $350,000 from two elderly women. Thus, the search was on for a new announcer and the Cornhuskers found their guy in the form of Jon Schuetz.
However, his tenure at Memorial Stadium was over before it even began after a critical social media post he made was brought to light.
According to College Football Talk, Schuetz told KETV-TV, where he was formerly the sports director, that he was fired for making critical remarks against former head coach Bo Pelini in a now-deleted Facebook post. He admitted to making the post and he holds no grudges against the university.
“If I were in their shoes, I would’ve done the same thing. I’ve hired people. I get it. … If you say something about a prospective future employer, it’s legitimate to say if you’re not on board with what we do here, maybe you shouldn’t be here,” he told the Omaha World-Herald. “I respect the decision. I hold no hard feelings toward anybody down there. The worst part is I feel like I’ve left some great people at HuskerVision in a difficult situation just a few days before the first game of the season.”
The post in question apparently read:
Harvey Perlman is as (sic) disgrace. Remember this was the guy who extended Steve Pederson’s contract only to fire him a few months later. When will he be held to account?
Perlman, of course, is the Chancellor of Nebraska.
Not a good decision to rant about the man who essentially controls your paycheck.
The university announced that they already found a replacement for their replacement on Tuesday afternoon.
Phew. Just in time for Saturday’s game against BYU. Let’s hope this new guy just keeps his wallet empty and his mouth shut.
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