Nebraska AD Bill Moos out after four years with the Cornhuskers, per report


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Nebraska will be searching for a new athletic director to lead its athletic program. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, AD Bill Moos is out after nearly four years with the Cornhuskers. It’s not immediately clear why Moos’ time in Lincoln has come to an end and Nebraska did not respond to the Journal Star’s request for comment. However, an official statement could come as early as Friday. 

Moos’ contract ran through the end of 2022. He previously served as the AD at Montana (1990-95), Oregon (1995-2007) and Washington State (2010-2017).

Hired by Nebraska in October 2017, Moos succeeded Shawn Eichorst, who was fired a month before after five years with the program. Moos’ notable moves included hiring football coach Scott Frost in 2017 and men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg in 2019. However, neither hire has worked out so far. 

A former quarterback for Nebraska in the 1990s legendary coach Tom Osborne, Frost was coming off of an undefeated season at UCF and considered a massive, but natural hire for Moos at the time. However, Frost is 12-20 in three seasons and has yet to record a winning season. All the while, the program is in the middle of a $155 million facilities project. Meanwhile, Hoiberg, who was scooped up by Moos after being fired by the Chicago Bulls, is 14-45 in two seasons. 

On top of two disappointing hires that have yet to pan out, Nebraska’s football program made headlines in the summer of 2020 for its outspoken position on playing football in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, no matter what. “We’re prepared to look for other options [outside of the Big Ten]” Frost said in August. 

Though the Big Ten initially postponed the 2020 season due to Covid concerns, Nebraska got its wish when the conference reversed its decision in September. In a shortened season, the Huskers finished 3-5. 

CBS Sports will update this story as more information becomes available





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