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Nebraska Responds To Rumors About AD Bill Moos

Nebraska AD Bill Moos and Tom Osborne during the Big Ten football team's game vs. Colorado.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 08: Athletic Director Bill Moos of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and former head coach Tom Osborne watch action against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The University of Nebraska has responded to rumors surrounding the future of athletic director Bill Moos.

Moos is a relatively recent addition to the school's athletic department.

He took the job just 15 months ago, after eight years at his alma mater Washington State, where he helped revive the Cougars football program with the hire of Mike Leach.

Prior to his Wazzu stint, he was the long-time AD at Oregon.

Moos made a quick splash at Nebraska, firing Mike Riley and successfully bringing on Scott Frost, who had interest from a number of other huge programs.

In the last few days, rumors that Moos could be fired, or resign from the school have popped up online.

Nebraska system president Hank Bounds and Lincoln campus chancellor Ronnie Green released a dual statement of support for Bill Moos.

From the Omaha World-Herald:

"In his first 15 months, Bill has done a great job guiding our athletic department. He has our full support, and we look forward to his continued strong leadership."

A UNL spokeswoman said Green will have no further comment on Moos' performance and was traveling out of town Tuesday. The joint statement from Bounds and Green was issued, the spokeswoman said, because of requests from two news outlets — one of which was The World-Herald — for a comment from Green.

Bounds, contacted separately, said through a text that there was “nothing” to rumors about Moos.

Both the school's spokeswoman and the board of regents chairman also responded to the paper's inquiries, saying that there is no truth to rumors that Moos is on his way out in any regard.

It is interesting to see Nebraska rush to issue the denial here, on what are just rumors to this point. We'll have more as it comes out.

[Omaha World-Herald]