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Texas A&M Expected To Name Nebraska’s Trev Alberts New Athletic Director

Trev Alberts is expected to leave his alma mater and post to become the next Director of Athletics for the Texas A&M Aggies.

Texas A&M has found its new athletic director. 

According to multiple reports, the Aggies are expected to name Nebraska's athletic director Trev Alberts their next Director of Athletics. An announcement is expected to come from A&M's athletic department is expected shortly.

The Houston Chronicle was the first to report the hiring

Alberts, 53, will take over duties for Ross Bjork, who departed A&M earlier this winter for the opening in-waiting at Ohio State. Bjork officially won't replace Gene Smith in Columbus until July 1 following his retirement, but he wanted to get acclimated with the culture and give A&M time to find his replacement. 


That's Alberts, who returned to his alma mater in 2021 after serving as the AD of Omaha for over a decade. The winner of the 1993 Butkus Award, Alberts is beloved by Huskers everywhere for his contributions to the program as a player. 

Alberts' No. 34 was retired by the football program following his retirement from the NFL in 1996. Alberts was also a two-time Big Eight champion under legendary coach Tom Osborne in 1992-1993. 

Alberts will now join forces on the football field with recently hired Mike Elko, whom Bjork brought back following the firing of Jimbo Fisher after a two-year stay at Duke. During his time with the Blue Devils, Elko brought the program from a 3-9 season in 2021 to a 9-win campaign within an offseason. 

Elko, who won ACC Coach of the Year for his efforts, went 16-9 in Durham. He also spent four seasons as Fisher's defensive coordinator from 2018-21, helping the Aggies establish one of the better defenses in the Southeastern Conference. 

During Alberts' three-year stint in Lincoln, the former first-round linebacker brought a new life to Huskers athletics. Perhaps his biggest move came with the firing of former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost and the hiring of "program builder" Matt Rhule following his dismissal from the Carolina Panthers. 

Alberts also created "Volleyball Day in Nebraska," an event that drew in 92,000 fans to Memorial Stadium — the largest attendance in a women's sporting event in NCAA history. In addition to those moves, Alberts landed a 15-year, $300 million multimedia rights agreement with Play Fly Sports.

With the hire, Alberts is set to become A&M's fourth athletic director since joining the SEC in 2012. Eric Hyman held the title from 2012-16 before being replaced by Scott Woodward. Woodward held the position until 2019 when LSU offered him the same title in Baton Rouge, leading to the hiring of Bjork from Ole Miss.

Former A&M football coach R.C. Slocum was named the interim coach following Bjork's departure. A start date for Alberts has not been announced as of this time.