Nebraska athletics got a surprise this week when reports appeared that athletic director Bill Moos left. It soon became a retreat, rather than a postponement. But judging by the money, Nebraska can’t be thrilled about it.
According to Sam McKewon in there Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska will pay Moos nearly $ 3 million as part of an “exit agreement”. This agreement covers all Moos salaries for the 2021-22 athletic season.
Moos would not be about half of that money if he retired regularly. McKewon and Gabriel’s Parker Husker Extra both suggest that this indicates Nebraska wanted to move out of Moos early.
Moos ’retirement ended a near-40-year career in college athletics administration, 28 of which came as an athletic director. He previously served as AD for Montana, Oregon and Washington State before Nebraska.
This agreement includes Moos ’full salary for the 2021-2022 season.
– Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) July 1, 2021
Nebraska hired Bill Moos in 2017, and as one of his first orders in business he hired UCF head coach and former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost as the football team’s head coach.
The following year, he hired Nebraska native and former Big 12 Coach of the Year Fred Hoiberg to coach the Huskers basketball team.
Unfortunately, Nebraska’s top athletic program was able to find a ton of success during Moos’s tenure. Perhaps his successor will most likely bring Nebraska athletics back to prominence.
Who would you choose to replace Bill Moos?