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Bill Moos retires as Nebraska AD

Moos has led Nebraska's athletics department since October 2017.

Bill Moos is out as Nebraska's AD, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported Friday.

No reason has been given for the move, though the paper writes the departure could be announced as soon as this afternoon.

Moos, 70, brought former Husker quarterback Scott Frost back home in December of 2017, when he was the hottest coach on the market. He also hired Fred Hoiberg as the Huskers' men's basketball coach and Will Bolt as the baseball coach.

Hired in October 2017, Moos spearheaded Nebraska's ongoing $155 million football facility project, and was part of Nebraska's efforts to play through the coronavirus pandemic last summer and fall when the Big Ten initially shut down the 2020 season.

Moos was under contract through the end of 2022.

A former All-Pac-8 offensive tackle at Washington State, Moos entered administration at his alma mater in 1982 and became the AD at Montana in 1990. He later led the departments at Oregon (1995-07) and Washington State (2010-17) before leaving for Nebraska. 

This is a developing story. As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest. 

Update: Moos is retiring, effective June 30. Senior deputy AD for external relations Garrett Klassy will be interim AD while the school searches for a full-time replacement. 

"To understand just how special Nebraska is, you need to spend time here, meet our people, visit our cities and towns and sit in Memorial Stadium in a sea of red on a Saturday afternoon in the fall," Moos said. "I step away completely content, knowing that our athletic program is reborn and rebuilt and that it has a solid, stable foundation."

"I have been so fortunate to work as the Director of Athletics at four wonderful schools and have seen a lot but I have never witnessed and experienced the passion of fans like we have at Nebraska. The unflinching support of our programs and of our university is inspiring and unmatched. I have visited every part of our great state and engaged with thousands of Husker fans over the years, and there truly is No Place like Nebraska."