Bill Moos, heralded as the potential savior of the Washington State Cougars’ athletics department when he was lured out of retirement to become the school’s athletics director back in 2010, suddenly and shockingly left his alma mater to become to the new AD at Nebraska.
The man to replace him is Florida Atlantic athletics director Pat Chun.
Moos left quite the legacy in Pullman, having overseen the construction of major facilities upgrades and spearheaded the hiring of Mike Leach to coach football, decisions that have paid major dividends on the field.
However, the school is saddled with debt and a large annual budget deficit, meaning Chun and university president Kirk Schulz will have quite the task on their hands going forward, trying to both reduce the budget deficit while also keeping the school’s programs competitive — which includes making sure Leach feels completely comfortable. After all, Moos was Leach’s biggest cheerleader.
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