PULLMAN, WA. -- Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd released the following statement regarding the status of the talks with Bill Moos about the WSU athletics director position Thursday night:
“Bill Moos and I talked this afternoon, and I formally offered him the position of athletics director at Washington State University.
“The support for Bill has been overwhelming. After hearing from WSU coaches, senior athletic department leaders, alumni, donors, and fans, I extended the offer to Bill.
“He is considering the offer we made him and will provide us with his decision by the middle of this coming week. I am optimistic we will be able to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.”
Moos was considered the top candidate the minute former WSU athletic director Jim Sterk accepted a job at San Diego State. Washington State made it clear that they were interested by inviting Moos to campus on Wednesday (Sterk took the job at SDSU on Monday). For more on Moos' visit to Pullman click here.
You can see why WSU would be interested. Moos played football for the Cougars from 1970-1972. He also served as the athletic director at Montana for five years, before he accepted the AD job at Oregon in 1995. Moos spent 12 years with the Ducks, leading the school into the national spotlight. When he was let go in 2007, Moos returned to the Spokane area. He was still actively involved at Washington State before he became a candidate for the athletic director position.
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