“It’s not about all,” he said. “We like the Big Ten. We will compete in the Big Ten and we will be successful in the Big Ten. This decision was made 10 years ago, that decision stands and our plans for the future are to compete and be successful. in all sports programs in this good conference ”.
He also praised Frost, the NU football coach, and the way he was handled last week and, generally, the march through the pandemic the past five months.
“I thought it was extraordinary. Scott Frost is not only very articulate, he is very smart, he is passionate, he is caring,”; Moos said. “He’s not just saying these things. He means it, and we have to remember – and our fans have to remember – that he made those comments before any decision was made about the season and such. .He expressed what he felt, I thought he was very appropriate and respectful to the Big Ten, just like we all are.
“Let me tell you, Scott Frost will have a great record as a football coach at the University of Nebraska, but how he has handled this and what his priorities have been is what he has to do. “I saw him and I heard him and I was never in doubt that he is the right guy to lead this football program, and I hope everyone understands how lucky we are to have him.”
Moos also addressed the main budget implications that a postponed football season will have in the NU athletics department, noting that the 17 staff cuts and 10% budget cuts made earlier this summer were with a potential 12- deficit. $ 15 million in mind. Without football, that deficit is now projected to be north of $ 100 million.