Nebraska football fans explode on social media over Trev Alberts

Trev Alberts has left Nebraska for Texas A&M and there was no shortage of takes about his departure.
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After a full day of “will he or won’t he,” Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic director Trev Alberts departed for Texas A&M

That he left was bad enough. That he left after there there was some talk that he might stay made everything that much harder. Lots of people were in their feelings. Lots of hard feelings were spewed out on social media.

Lots of people had takes on just why Trev Alberts left the Nebraska Cornhuskers and especially a rebuilding Nebraska football program in the lurch. For the first time in years, there was real optimism around the program.

Both Nebraska basketball teams are headed to the NCAA Tournament. The football team got its most highly-rated recruit of the modern era. The baseball team is off to a solid start to the season.

All of that excitement was burst like a balloon on Wednesday and especially Wednesday evening. And much like the air coming out of a balloon, the anger and sadness and bewilderment came burting out on social media as well.

Nebraska football nation has big reactions to Trev Alberts leaving

Can't put a positive spin on this

Absolutely unreal

Some users pointed out just how much has changed (and not for the better) in a very short period of time around Nebraska football and the Nebraska athletic department.

Say anything but that you're leaving

A deflated Nebraska football fandom

The Nebraska football fanbase has taken more than its fair share of punishment from the people in charge.

Where is the unity of vision?

Perhaps Trev Alberts was in a toxic situation and simply needed to get out

At the end of the day, there were more than a few people who were furious at Trev Alberts. The question of why now is going to haunt the Nebraska football fanbase, and the other teams in the program as well. And things aren't going to get better for a while.