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Nebraska's Trev Alberts hasn't made a final decision to go to Texas A&M, according to AP

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – University of Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts has been targeted to become the next athletic director at Texas A&M University, according to multiple media outlets, and first reported by the Houston Chronicle. As of Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m., the Associated Press reports that “Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts has not made a final decision on whether to accept the athletic director position at Texas A&M.” This AP information comes from AD Executive Associate Doug Ewald, Alberts' top aide.

10/11 reached out to the University of Nebraska system for a response. “Trev did not inform President Kabourek that he had accepted another opportunity,” said Melissa Lee, director of communications for the University of Nebraska system. Chris Kabourek has served as interim president of the University of Nebraska since Jan. 1 after Ted Carter left to become president of Ohio State University in Columbus.

Asked about Alberts possibly leaving for Texas A&M, Nebraska governor – and former Nebraska football player and NU regent – ​​Jim Pillen said: “I love Trev Alberts. Trev Alberts is a leader in collegiate athletics in the United States, and from my perspective, Trev deserves Nebraska and we need him to lead our athletic department. We have one of the best athletic departments in the United States. Amazing what we do for 600 student-athletes. This is important to all of us and from my place we need to make sure Trev knows how much we appreciate him and need to keep him here. It is in demand throughout the country.

Alberts, a Nebraska alumnus and former All-American Husker football player, signed a new contract in November to keep him at the University of Nebraska through 2031, although the contract provides for buyouts for damages that Alberts would have to pay to the University if he left for another opportunity. Alberts was earning a salary of $1.7 million at Nebraska with an increase to $2.1 million in 2026. At that time, 10/11 athletic director Kevin Sjuts sat down with Alberts for an interview individual with Alberts saying, “I love my job, I feel incredibly honored to be at the University of Nebraska.

Texas A&M was looking to replace Ross Bjork, who left Texas A&M to become athletic director at Ohio State in January.

Alberts was announced as Nebraska's athletic director in July 2021, after leaving the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Alberts replaced Bill Moos.

During his tenure as athletic director, Alberts replaced head football coach Scott Frost with Matt Rhule. Alberts also spearheaded the success “Nebraska Volleyball Day” in 2023, before the volleyball team plays for a national championship. The Nebraska men's and women's basketball teams are both preparing for NCAA Tournament bids.

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