Nebraska Cornhuskers adds high level AD staffer from Tulane

The Nebraska Cornhuskers added an athletic department staffer who was a well respected member of Tulane on Friday.
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While Matt Rhule and Fred Hoiberg are busy getting ready for the upcoming season and trying to build depth and talent through recruiting, new athletic director Troy Dannen is doing some building of his own. That includes building up his staff with the addition of a man he worked with at Tulane.

On Friday afternoon, FootballScoop reported that the Nebraska Cornhuskers have added the former Tulane deputy A.D. Kortne Gosha to the staff.

Gosha had climbed to the role of deputy athletics director, operations and capital projects at Tulane University, is departing the Green Wave athletics department after two years on staff. He’s now expected to reunite with Dannen at the University of Nebraska in a senior capacity within athletics.

The hiring of Gosha is a return to power athletics for him. He’d previously served as associate athletics director for facilities and operations for the Miami Hurricanes. He was named to the Tulane staff two years ago by Dannen when both men were at the AAC school.

Nebraska Cornhuskers add former Tulane deputy AD to Troy Dannen’s staff

Gosha is indeed a veteran member of the administrative services with experience both at Tulane and Miami but aso at Florida A&M, where he ran the Rattlers athletics department, as well as stints at Jacksonville State and MTSU.

There has been a bit of a shakeup at the Nebraska athletic department since Dannen took over with several long time staffers stepping away. He’s also putting his own stamp on the program with his approach to the Memorial Stadium project and now with the addition of Gosha.

There are some obvious pluses and minuses with this hire. Gosha clearly understands the ins and outs of college athletics. There will be some who point to his lack of work in the Big Ten and with the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a negative. However, at least on its face, it appears to be hiring competency first and worrying about ties to the program last.