Former Husker Head Football Coach Tom Osborne says Nebraska followed a good process in selecting Washington State Athletic Director as the new Nebraska AD.
University officials named Bill Moos as new AD Sunday.
Osborne also served as Athletic Director at Nebraska. He had input in the selection process and says it was a well-organized search.
“I think it was a good process,” Osborne tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KFAB. “They had about 20 people that met two weeks ago and were able to give the search firm and Ronnie Green and Hank Bounds their opinion what should be the attributes of the new athletic director. I think they listened carefully. There were a couple business people from the community who are boosters, some coaches, former coaches, student athletes and a lot of people who had a long term association with the athletic department. I know they interviewed quite a few people so I know it wasn’t a unilateral decision. Essentially it was Ronnie Green and Hank Bounds who made the decision.”
Osborne says he did not know Moos prior to this selection process. He says he spoke to him on the phone Saturday and met with him on Sunday for about an hour. He says Moos seems to be a nice person, very down-to-earth. nice people skills and down to earth.
Moos comes to Nebraska from Washington State. Prior to that he was A.D. at the University of Oregon. Moos signed a five year contract with a $1 million salary. His first day on the job is October 23rd.