Welcome to the newest edition of the Donnie Report, our chronicling of fans that seem absolutely certain that they’re about to hire a popular figure away from Iowa State. Typically, this report centers around Matt Campbell and various fanbases’ insistence that he is minutes away from being hired by their favorite school, but this time it was Jamie Pollard and the Nebraska Athletic Director job. If you’re not familiar with Donnie, he’s the omniscient donor that is apparently deeply-seated in the halls and office of key decision makers.
My buddy Donnie that owns a company in Tampa donates a lot. That’s the word he’s given me— Mark Williams (@MarkW423) December 2, 2019
Unfortunately, Mark has apparently since gotten himself suspended, but copy/paste is a beautiful invention that allows this epitaph to live on.
Let’s check in with the Husker fans that apparently have the inside sources that Jamie Pollard is headed to Lincoln.
My sources are telling me Jamie Pollard is in discussions with the University about taking over for the now vacant Athletic Director position. #Huskers— Husker Howie (@HowieHusker) June 25, 2021
Husker Howie has always been my guy for this type of stuff. I mean, he did break the news of Luke McCaffrey transferring to Rice four days before it was tweeted.
I broke McCaffrey to Rice news 4 days before he tweeted it. Doubt me. Please.— Husker Howie (@HowieHusker) June 25, 2021
Dear Nebraska,— Suicidal Skers Fan (@PrimeRobinson_) June 26, 2021
Do not listen to one half of our idiot fanbase and hire Matt Davison or Trev Alberts. Listen to the smart part of our fanbase and hire Jamie Pollard and bring in Matt Campbell to finally bring this football team back
While Twitter name makes a lot of sense after the first read of the tweet, every subsequent read becomes sadder and sadder. I’d hypothetically ask what a Husker fan from the 90s would think about the idea of Nebraska desperately wanting to raid Iowa State’s athletic department for the AD and the football coach, but I’m not sure there are any other kinds of Nebraska fans.
This is the reaction I’ve gotten from Iowa State fans when I say Nebraska’s AD retired and Jamie Pollard is a candidate. https://t.co/lYQMNmftaw— Hawks101 (@Hawks101101) June 26, 2021
Well, if anybody knows, it would definitely be a TOE fan.
Go get Jamie Pollard, sorry state fans— Zac McCoy (@Zac_McCoy3) June 25, 2021
*Nebraska turns the ball over again*
Good list here. Would have to think Nebraska makes a push for Jamie Pollard, who made the transformative football coaching hire Nebraska perhaps still needs. https://t.co/0PI1BADcV7— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) June 25, 2021
Now, to credit Husker fans a little, the suggestion that Nebraska would look at Jamie Pollard was completely legitimate, and was proposed by some national writers.
Throw our entire savings at Jamie Pollard— Josh Gattis (@speed_in_space) June 25, 2021
While ordinarily a solid proposal, I’m not sure $9 and a Runza gift card is gonna get Jamie Pollard to Lincoln.
Jamie Pollard expected to be announced as University of Nebraska’s next Athletic Director. Official announcement is scheduled for Wednesday. #Huskers— Husker Howie (@HowieHusker) June 27, 2021
Well, this is not how I was expecting this to turn out. Looks like Jamie is headed to Lincoln to take over as Nebraska’s next AD, as confirmed by Husker Howie and, presumably, his good pal Donnie.
Hearing what @LarsAnderson71 has already tweeted. Ed Stewart -- executive assoc commissioner, football of the Big 12 has emerged as a favorite to be the new AD at Nebraska.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) June 27, 2021
Well, this is awkward. Wonder if Iowa State can get Jamie back now that he’s already been replaced at Nebraska before his introductory press conference even kicked off.