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Campus Convo: Breaking Moos! Nebraska has a new AD.

Matt Schick, Adam Rittenberg and Ryan McGee discuss Nebraska's decision to hire Bill Moos as AD, and weigh in what reasonable expectations should be for Moos and the Huskers' football program.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley on the hire of AD Bill Moos:

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley met with new athletic director Bill Moos earlier today. "I've known Bill for a number of years from our time in the Pac-10 and Pac-12," Riley said in a statement. "I have great respect for the job he did at both Oregon and Washington State, and the success he built at those schools. I look forward to working with him in the near future and to talk about our vision for the Nebraska football program."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

New Nebraska AD Bill Moos is not holding back on his praise for Mike Leach when asked about his football coach at Washington State. "He's a brilliant individual," Moos said... "He's done a remarkable job."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green on Bill Moos and his wife, Kendra: "It's almost like they're Nebraskans who have lived somewhere else all of their lives -- and now they're coming home."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Moos: “Believe me I have nothing to run away from, but I wholeheartedly wanted to run toward this job.”

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

New Nebraska AD Bill Moos at his introductory press conference: "Believe me, I have nothing to run away from, but I wholeheartedly wanted to run to this job."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A near consensus of opinions offered during Nebraska's 24-day search suggested that the next athletic director needed to possess an understanding of the school and its fan base. Bill Moos has no apparent close ties to the university, reminiscent of the 2014 hire of football coach Mike Riley. Moos was raised in Washington and has spent his entire career in Montana, Oregon and Washington. Will be interesting to hear his take today on this topic.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Moos' decision to leave as the athletic director at Washington State for Nebraska is a direct result of growing friction between him/the WSU athletic department and university president Kirk Schulz, who arrived from Kansas State in June 2016. Moos twice asked for a contract extension and was rebuffed both times, according to multiple sources. Said one: “Kirk Schulz has been awful for athletics. Since he arrived, it has been tense and awkward and difficult.”

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The reaction in the athletic director community to Bill Moos' hiring is definitely one of surprise. Most ADs expected Moos, 66, to retire at Washington State. Some think Moos is a good hire while others said the move reflects a process where Nebraska didn't get its top choices to replace Shawn Eichorst. ,

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Nebraska names Moos AD, replacing Eichorst

Nebraska has named Washington State's Bill Moos as its new athletic director, agreeing to a five-year contract worth $1 million annually. The 66-year-old Moos will begin working at Nebraska on Oct. 23.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska has named Washington State's Bill Moos as its new athletic director. Moos, who has been Washington State's AD since 2010, agreed to a five-year contract with an annual salary of $1 million. He served as Oregon's athletic director from 1995 through 2007.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska has hired Bill Moos from Washington State as athletic director. Moos, 66, agreed to a five-year contract worth $1 million annually, plus incentives.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska freshman WR JD Spielman, the nephew of Ohio State great Chris Spielman, set a school record with 200 receiving yards on 11 catches in the Huskers' 56-14 loss to the Buckeyes.

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Barrett's fingerprints all over Buckeyes' win (0:35)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett says the Buckeyes talked before their 56-14 win over Nebraska about second-ranked Clemson's loss to big underdog Syracuse on Friday. The Buckeyes also took note of Nebraska's streak of 20 consecutive wins in night games at home, snapped last week by Wisconsin.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State players leave the field at Memorial Stadium to chants by their fans of "Beat Penn State" after a 56-14 rout of Nebraska. The Buckeyes have won five straight and get a week off before PSU visits Columbus on Oct. 28.

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Barrett finds Baugh for score (0:19)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State drives tonight at Nebraska: 9 plays, 96 yards, 9-85, 8-80, 8-71, 8-59, 9-75. All touchdowns. Buckeyes lead the Huskers 42-0 early in the third quarter.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of Nebraska trailing Oklahoma State 38-0 at the half in Lincoln. Ohio State leads 35-0 tonight. Two days after that 2007 debacle, Nebraska fired its athletic director. It could sure benefit from making a hire for the same position very soon to begin cleanup of what has now become an irreparable mess.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A first at Memorial Stadium: A couple hundred balloons, traditionally held until the first touchdown, were released by fans after a 2-yard run to the Nebraska 18. The drive stalled near midfield after one of the darker moments of the past 50 years in this place. Ohio State leads 28-0.

Team Stats

Passing Yards252.052nd
Rushing Yards133.698th
Points For25.990th
Points Against30.994th