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AD Shawn "Mr. Invisible" Eichorst made his monthly appearance on the Sports Nightly show from Husker Sports Network. Eichorst said he's "darned proud" of the way the team battled this season. Said it wasn't how anyone expected it to turn out, and he cited the crazy number of injuries across the team. Said the team fought through that adversity all season. Eichorst said he didn't think the results of this season were based on a lack of preparation by Bo or the staff. Said Bo has admitted that he has shortcomings and he's working on them. Said that his policy of evaluating his coaches at the end of the season is why he didn't comment until last Saturday about Bo's future. Eichorst basically said the only reason he made a comment last weekend was because his hand was forced by "all the reports" out there, some that got too personal, that were mostly unfounded. Said that if he had commented on Bo's status earlier in the season it would have created unrealistic scenarios pertaining to Bo's job. Basically, to paraphrase my paraphrasing, he's saying that anything he said would have been considered a benchmark, and he wasn't going to give that impression to anyone. I took this to mean the press would have spun any statement he made into "Bo must do ______ or he's fired," and that's not what Eichorst wanted, so he said nothing. Also cited his personal policy of waiting until the season is finished to fully evaluate the coach's performance. Eichorst talked about the Fan Experience at Memorial Stadium on gamedays. Said he spent time every game walking through tailgates talking to fans about the game, and said they're going to work on the wifi, the sound system and the band before next year.