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Nebraska football team ready for new AD's arrival

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LINCOLN, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - The Nebraska football team is off this week, but the preparation for its next opponent is happening now. This comes as Nebraska athletics gears up for the arrival of its new director, Bill Moos.

"I can't change what's happened already, but going forward with the amount of points that are being put on the board we have to be more productive," said Head Coach Mike Riley.

When Big Red returns to action next weekend you can count on Moos to take notes. At that point, he'll be on day six of his new job as director of athletics at Nebraska. Riley says he looks forward to showing him his vision for the football program.

"I think he [Moos] is a really good fit for Nebraska. I think he's a good person and he's really good about visiting guys," said Riley.

The Huskers have five games remaining this year. Two of them are at home including the season ender against Iowa. Riley says he'll have higher expectations for the offense.

"More consistent production within a game and within a series."

The defense will also be under a microscope. When the Huskers return from their bye week, they'll square off against Purdue in Indiana. The last time Big Red was there they gave up 55 points.

"We need to be more consistent if we want to start winning."

For Nebraska, that game against Purdue will be important because it could be a stepping stone to at least becoming bowl eligible.

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