Nebraska Athletic Director, 10.15.2017

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green talks about how good a fit Bill Moos will be as the new athletic director during a press conference Sunday at Memorial Stadium. Moos will begin his new job at Nebraska on Oct. 23.

KAYLA WOLF, Journal Star

I felt compelled to write after reading the Journal Star's headline "Officials: NU not 'hostile' (Nov. 1).

And then I hearken back to the press conference where new Athletic Director Bill Moos was introduced to the world. I remember being particularly put off when the newly named Moos turned to Chancellor Ronnie Green, asking if he could "say where we met."

Off-screen, Chancellor Green's resounding "No!" is very audible. It felt like a kid asking for a piece of candy, only to be denied by his father.

What possible cloak-and-dagger secretiveness could have been released to the detriment of NU by the new AD sharing where he interviewed for his job? Furthermore, when you hire a man to oversee a multi-faceted, multi-million dollar department, does he need to be micromanaged to the point of his introductory remarks under the thumb of his new boss about where he was interviewed?

Certainly, this seems like extreme heavy control and power -- if not a hostile response -- to a question that, if answered, would have made absolutely no difference except complete transparency.

Michael D. Carpenter, Lincoln

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