WSU AD candidate paraded at public meet and greet

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 17 at 7:32 PM

PULLMAN -- A major university usually introduces their new athletic director to the public after a hire is made, but Washington State is taking the opposite approach with Bill Moos. 

Moos is not the new athletic director; he is just a candidate for the job. But, on Wednesday Moos was paraded around campus for everyone to see like he'd already been hired.

Here's the reason why:

There was a huge public outcry to hire Moos after Jim Sterk left for San Diego State University. That's because he seems like a perfect fit for the job. He played for the Cougars in the 1970s and lifted the University of Oregon to national prominence as their athletic director from 1995 to 2007.

Instead of keeping Moos behind closed doors, he met with the athletic department, coaches, and even the general public. Among those on hand for the public forum were former WSU football players Jack Thompson and Chad Eaton.

Washington State University President Elson Floyd said he isn't going to rush his decision. If Moos is going to be hired, the announcement will likely be made next week.

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