Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst says 'I'm angry' after loss to Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois defensive tackles William Lee (90) and Ben LeRoy (99) sack Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee.

Northern Illinois defensive tackles William Lee (90) and Ben LeRoy (99) sack Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee.

Nebraska dropped to 1-2 on the season Saturday with a 21-17 loss at home to Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference.

The stunning loss brought athletic director Shawn Eichorst to the postgame interview area, where he assured reporters that he has confidence in Riley. This week Nebraska announced it had given Riley a one-year contract extension, through the 2020 season.

“I’m angry, I’m frustrated, I’m disappointed,” Eichorst said. “At the end of the day we have to stay together. It’s still early in the season and we need to find ways to win games like this. I want to continue to show our support, but I also understand there is a lot of frustration out there when you don’t win games like today.

“I want to make sure folks understand we’ve got to get that fixed and we have to get heading in the right direction, and we have the right coach to do it. But we have to get going.”

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