Bill Moos Retires As Nebraska's Athletic Director

By Dan Hope on June 25, 2021 at 10:37 am
Bill Moos
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Bill Moos' tenure as Nebraska's athletic director is ending after less than four years.

Nebraska announced Friday that Moos, who has been Nebraska's athletic director since Oct. 2017, is retiring at the end of June.

In his four years as Nebraska's athletic director, Moos was responsible for hiring Nebraska's current head football coach Scott Frost and men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg. He also became known for his frequent candid comments, including one he made at an Omaha Press Club luncheon in April 2018, in which he proclaimed Ohio State and Michigan had to reason to fear the Cornhuskers.

“You've got Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh thinking, 'We better put a little more into that Nebraska game coming up' And that's the way we want it. They're running a little bit scared right now. And they won't admit it. We'll leave that at that,” Moos said.

Nebraska's football team never beat Ohio State or Michigan and never had a winning season during Moos' tenure, while the men's basketball team been the worst in the Big Ten, winning just seven games in each of Hoiberg's first two seasons.

Garrett Klassy, who was Nebraska's senior deputy athletic director, will serve as interim athletic director while Nebraska conducts a national search for Moos' replacement.

Nebraska becomes the third Big Ten West school to change athletic directors this offseason, following Northwestern and Wisconsin. Derrick Gragg is Northwestern's new athletic director after Jim Phillips became the commissioner of the ACC and Mike Polinsky resigned after just nine days on the job, while Chris McIntosh was named Wisconsin's new athletic director earlier this month after Barry Alvarez announced his retirement.

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