Nebraska tabs Moos to lead athletic programs

Henrietta Strickland
October 17, 2017

After the departure of Washington State athletic director Bill Moos to Nebraska, there was much speculation over the weekend that coach Mike Leach could join him in Lincoln. Bill Moos was hired as Nebraska's athletic director, so naturally Leach was asked if he planned to tag along with his AD. However, it looks as though Leach is committed to Washington State for the long term.

Moos' contract also contains a provision that allows for the University of Nebraska Foundation or other non-state funds to pay up to $50,000 per year for his wife, Kendra, to travel to select events without prior approval from Chancellor Ronnie Green. He starts at Nebraska Monday. The 66-year-old agreed to a five-year contract with a base annual salary of $1 million, plus incentives. His contract calls for him to earn $1.05 million in 2019, $1.1 million in 2020, $1.15 million in 2021 and $1.2 million in 2022.

Then, there are sliding-scale bonuses for performance in the Director's Cup, which measures overall athletics performance among Division I schools, and Academic Progress Rate.

Moos will receive $125,000 if the department-wide, two-year average NCAA Academic Progress Rate is 970 or better; $137,500 if the April is 985 or better. In the most recent NCAA report for Nebraska (2015-16), no team had an April lower than 977 and 17 sports were at 985 or higher. With that happening, many wanted to connect some dots, with it inevitably leading to current Washington State coach Mike Leach joining his former boss.

Moos will owe Nebraska $2 million if he resigns before the end of 2018.

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