The Cornhuskers have a new head honcho — at least a new interim head honcho. On Tuesday, the school announced that it has selected Dave Rimington to replace Shawn Eichorst as the new Director of Athletics for the University of Nebraska.
Rimington was a two-time All-American while playing center at Nebraska, and currently serves as president of the New York-based Boomer Esiason Foundation. He has taken a leave of absence from his work with the foundation to run the athletics department on a temporary basis.
It remains unclear if he would be willing to leave his position there altogether if he were offered the job on a permanent basis.
“I am humbled and grateful to accept this responsibility,” Rimington said. “I look forward to working with the coaches, staff and student-athletes at Nebraska, which is a truly special place that has had a profound impact on my life and the lives of countless others.”
Rimington is the namesake of the award given annually to the best center in the country. The Rimington award has been awarded since 2000, only three years after he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
He will take over duties at his alma mater effective immediately, and his appointment is currently scheduled for up to 60-days. That could amount to an audition for the job, or as a way of holding the program over until they find someone permanent.
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