Texas A&M hires Nebraska’s Alberts as new AD

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Texas A&M is expected to hire Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts for the same role, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

Alberts, 53, a former All-American linebacker at Nebraska who won the Butkus Award in 1993, has led his alma mater’s athletic department since 2021. He will replace Ross Bjork, who left Texas A&M after five years to become athletic director at Ohio State. Former Texas A&M football coach R.C. Slocum, also the special assistant to the university president, has been serving as the school’s interim athletic director.

Alberts in November agreed to a contract extension through 2031, which raised his salary to $1.7 million with another increase to $2.1 million in 2026. According to the new terms, Alberts would owe Nebraska $4.12 million if he departs before the end of 2024.

The Houston Chronicle first reported Texas A&M’s expected hire of Alberts.

After an injury-plagued NFL career that ended in 1997, Alberts served as a broadcaster for ESPN and other media outlets before becoming athletic director at Nebraska Omaha in 2009. He returned to his alma mater in July 2021 and oversaw the hiring of football coach Matt Rhule and others.

His departure continues the administrative flux at Nebraska, which will be looking for its fifth athletic director since joining the Big Ten in 2011.

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