University of Miami athletic director Shawn Eichorst resigned Thursday, and is expected to replace Tom Osborne at Nebraska, according to an ESPN report.
Osborne announced his retirement last month, effective Jan. 1.
Eichorst arrived April 12, 2011, less than two months after Kirby Hocutt departed for Texas Tech. A few months later, NCAA officials launched an investigation involving allegations made by a former booster, Nevin Shapiro, a criminal who is in jail for his role in a $900 million Ponzi Scheme. The University faced heavy N.C.A.A. sanctions after the conclusion of an investigation.
Before coming to Miami, Eichorst spent six seasons at Wisconsin. He was also a senior associate athletic director at South Carolina.
The 45-year-old is expected to replace Osborne, the Cornhuskers' football coach from 1973-97 who returned as Nebraska's athletic director in 2007. Osborne will transition to AD emeritus and remain involved in department operations through July 30, 2013.