September 21, 2017

By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: September 21, 2017 07:49:48 PM

CFB notebook: Nebraska fires AD Eichorst

Nebraska fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst on Thursday, five days after the football program's embarrassing home loss to Northern Illinois.
Eichorst has been under heavy criticism for many things, including the hiring of third-year coach Mike Riley, who is just 16-13 after the 21-17 loss to Northern Illinois.
Eichorst, who was nearing five years on the job, is owed $1.7 million on a contract that runs through June 2019. Nebraska plans an immediate search to identify a new athletic director. Riley said he was saddened by the firing. Meanwhile, Nebraska chancellor Ronnie Green asserted that the firing of Eichorst has nothing to do with Riley's status.
"Mike Riley is our football coach. We expect him to compete," Green said. "This is not about Mike Riley. We expect him to compete. We expect our players to compete in baseball and volleyball and you name the sport."

--Clemson kicker Greg Huegel is done for the season after suffering a torn ACL at the end of Wednesday night's practice.
Huegel was injured when a defensive player rolled into him while he was attempting a kick, the school announced.
Huegel, a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award last season, is 43 of 55 on field goals in his career, including 2 of 4 this season. He booted a career-long 49-yarder in last week's win over Louisville.
The second-ranked Tigers (3-0) will host Boston College on Saturday. Huegel will be replaced by junior backup Alex Spence.

--One day after ruling Derrius Guice out of the Saturday game against Syracuse, LSU coach Ed Orgeron reversed his field and said the star running back would play.
Guice was back at practice and received clearance to play Saturday against the visiting Orange.
Although Guice will start against Syracuse, Orgeron said he would be restricted to a "limited role."
On his radio show Wednesday night, Orgeron said Guice would not play Saturday. Guice exited the Tigers' 37-7 loss to Mississippi State last week with what Orgeron told reporters earlier in the week was a "minor injury."
The SEC's leading rusher last season, Guice has rushed for 300 yards on 57 carries (5.3-yard average) with four touchdowns