Bill Moos traveled the length of the state this week on the Husker Nation tour, from the panhandle in ScottsBluff to Falls City in the southeast corner.
“Scott Frost and I and others were out at Scottsbluff on Monday,” Moos said. “That’s not just across the street. It’s a big state.”
He made an additional stop Wednesday afternoon at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s “Face the Chamber” to reflect on his travels, and on the hiring of Scott Frost.
After interacting with hundreds of Nebraskans across the state this week, the theme Moos has noticed among fans is one of humble pride.
“It’s fun for me to come visit with these folks and get to know them,” Moos said, “and have them hear kind of what our vision is, where we feel we’re going and how important their involvement is.”
Moos also talked about his coaching “short list,” which he keeps in the top drawer of his desk. The list has 3-4 names of head coaches on it.
“If I needed to make a hire fast, I was ready move,” Moos said. “In this business, it happens fast.”
Long before Nebraska Football started having problems in the fall of 2017, Moos had his eye on the former UCF head coach and Oregon offensive coordinator.
“In my years there at Washington State (2010-2017), on that list,” Moos said, “the No. 1 name was Scott Frost.”
Moos said the Frost hiring has produced a new passion for the Husker athletics that may be ‘bordering at an all-time high.’
“We kind of thought (this passion) was the case, but not at this magnitude.”
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