Rumors of Cougar AD Bill Moos’ departure greatly exaggerated

MEMBERS OF recently noticed Bill Moos had put his house in Pullman up for sale. That led to speculation on the message boards on if the dean of the Pac-12 athletic directors was getting ready to ride off into the sunset as he approaches his seventh anniversary on the job at Washington State. Leaving? Not a chance, Moos told CF.C late Friday afternoon.

“I think we’re making great strides and I’m not planning on going anywhere,” Moos said. “My original deal was for seven years, and then President Floyd extended that by three. And I certainly plan to work for a MINIMUM of three more – because we’ve got a lot more to accomplish.”

As for selling his house, Moos said it’s long been he and wife Kendra’s plan to downsize in 2017.

“We do have our house up for sale, but that’s only because we’re going to be empty nesters with the last of our five children graduating from high school – we don’t need 4,000 square feet,” Moos said.  “We’ve thought all along we were going to downsize, and of course we also have our ranch outside of Valley Ford which is only an hour and 15 minutes away … But I’ve got a lot more to accomplish at Washington State. And I plan to see it through.”

Ben Moos, a star tight end at Pullman High, recently signed a letter of intent with Cal and will playing for the Bears   this fall.

The elder Moos seemed amused by the message board posts about his house for sale.

“There’s always rumors and especially in a college town but it’s interesting because when we were at Oregon (1995-2007) we sold three homes while we were there – and nobody said a thing!” Moos chuckled.

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