Texas A&M Aggies news: A&M makes “meteoric” move with Athletic Director hire

The latest round of Texas A&M Aggies news has the industry buzzing, as the Ags finally have their new Athletic Director.

Aug 30, 2023; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic director Trev Alberts before the match
Aug 30, 2023; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic director Trev Alberts before the match / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M Aggies news: Nebraska AD Trev Alberts expected to be hired by A&M; how big is this move for the Aggies?

The Maroon and White faithful have been waiting for this piece of Texas A&M Aggies news for quite some time, and it looks like it’s finally here. Ever since the Mark Stoops deal went sour over the course of a couple of hours, sentiments similarly soured on then-AD Ross Bjork, widely regarded as the source of that ill-conceived idea. It was no surprise, therefore, that Bjork took another opportunity; it would have been a huge shock to most of the Maroon and White faithful if his contract had been renewed.

This still left the Aggies hanging, however. A&M had likely been searching for an AD through back channels already, since Ross’s fate was well-known, but the search was still ongoing when Bjork announced he was heading to Columbus, Ohio. With the recent lack of performance by the basketball team—not to mention the constantly-changing landscape of collegiate athletics generally—fans were growing impatient for a hire to be made.

Even though the hoops squad has turned things around recently, fans will still be happy to have their questions answered. As first reported by Brent Zwerneman, Texas A&M is targeting Nebraska’s AD, Trev Alberts, to fill the void left by Bjork.

Alberts, a former Husker himself, is in his third year as the Nebraska Athletic Director, and is well-respected in the industry. His commitment to the university’s athletic programs is noted, as he was able to net a big name in Matt Rhule. 

He is also regarded as a leader in NIL, which many speculate played a role in the university’s ability to compete with Georgia in the recruitment of last year’s top QB, Dylan Raiola, eventually flipping the highly-rated signal caller. That’s not the type of recruitment you win without being on at least an even playing field with the heavyweights.

This doesn’t come without a price tag, however. According to Ross Dellenger, Alberts’s buyout currently exceeds $4 million, so this is a big money move for the Aggies—yet another signal of their commitment to excellence in athletics.

This is certainly a big swing by Texas A&M. The Aggies are aiming high with this hire. We’ll have continued reactions and opinions on the site later today.