Collier’s taken the job, Pederson says

LINCOLN, Neb. Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson says Barry Collier has taken the job as athletic director at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Pederson said in a news release today — quote — “I just spoke with Barry Collier, and he informed me that he has accepted the athletic director position at Butler University. … We wish him all the best in his new career path.”

FoxSports-dot-com, citing anonymous sources, had reported Sunday that Collier had won the job.

Lincoln television station KOLN/KGIN cited its own anonymous sources in reporting yesterday that Collier had accepted the Butler job.

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