On Saturday NU announced that new basketball coach Fred Hoiberg would make $ 25 million over seven seasons, good for third in the Big Ten Conference only behind Michaels' John Beilein and Michigan State's Tom Izzo.
Moos also announced on Tuesday that Hoiberg's assistant coach salary pool would be right at $ 1 million in 2019-20 – good for third in the Big Ten behind Ohio State ($ 1.02 million) and the Michigan State ($ 1,005 million).
Before this year, Huskers paid their three basketball assistants $ 766,000, which ranked eighth in the conference.
"It's pretty competitive," Moos said of the staff's salary. "It's a million dollars for the three assistants. That's certainly in the top two or three in the Big Ten. "
That's more than Illinois ($ 900,000), Indiana ($ 890,000), Michigan ($ 880,000), Maryland ($ 825,000), Iowa $ 700,000 Wisconsin $ 660,000 pay their three basketball assistants .
Nebraska's commitment to basketball is clear. I do not want to win, and they are willing to pay the dollar not only for a head coach, but also for a staff.
"Through my experience, you have to have the best staff," Moos said. "We have assistant pools in other sports. By in large they are your boots on the ground recruiting. You can have the best X's and O's coaches in the country, but if you do not have arms and legs, it's not going to matter. You have to have top assistants, and that's certainly what we plan to do. "
The $ 50-plus million Nebraska makes annually now from the Big Ten also does not hurt either. But in 2017-18, the men's basketball program generated a revenue of $ 19.54 million with expenses of $ 7.98 million to show a profit of $ 11.56 million. The 2018-19 numbers should be similar, if not higher.
The Huskers ranked 11th nationally in attendance this year at 15,492 per game. Everything is here right now for a commitment like this to happen. You could not have said that before the Big Ten Conference when he played his games at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, which offered limited premium booster seats and the average attendance in the final season for basketball was just 10,019.
"The myth that we can not be successful, I've never bought in on it," Moos said. "We paid the top dollar, and we did it in football, too. We can afford to do that. My feeling all along was to get the very best we have to go after them. These coaches I have been in the midwesterners, they have a great work ethic, and a bit of snow does not bother them, and they are hard workers. "
Private jet not an issue for Hoiberg and staff  With Nebraska's new "Husker Air Fleet" program, the use of private aircraft will not be a problem for Hoiberg and his staff to recruit
Moos told HuskerOnline the basketball staff will have access to private aircrafts whenever it's necessary. ] "A lot," Moos said when asked how much private plane access Hoiberg and his staff will have. "Fred never asked for it. I offered it. "
The new Husker Air Fleet is a donor-based program put in place this past year to help offset the $ 971,000 spent on air travel – $ 700,000 of it private.
"We are pushing for about a million dollars a year so our coaches in football, volleyball and both basketball programs can get to the talent pools," said Moos. fleet, and (Hoiberg) is going to be on it tomorrow. He was on it today, he and Carol on the way down from Chicago. That's a difference maker; it really is. "
New facility talk
There has been a lot of talk about facility upgrades at Nebraska in coming months
Moos addressed that on Tuesday and said a new $ 15 million golf facility on Innovation Campus
"We are in discussion," Moos said about possible new facilities. "I will have another meeting with the Chancellor. I really want to get the golf one going. We are really in the desperate need of that. I do not want to say 'only,' but that's only $ 15 million. Now that this over with I can turn my focus full speed on the facility piece. "
So what about football?
Moos downplayed that on Tuesday
"It's on the conversation list," Moos is down in the conversation list, said of a new football facility. "I think the way is a possibility. I do not think it's an immediate, urgent need, but I'm always trying to look five to 10 years down the road. I honestly believe within five years I think it would be beneficial to have something like that just to compete in the top talent conference. "
We will see if that timeline holds. I would suspect the football coaching staff is expecting movement on this much sooner than five years.