Big news came out of Lincoln on Friday, with current Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos saying he’s stepping down from his post at the end of the month. With just two months until the start of the college football season, the Huskers are looking for a new leader in the department.

There’s reportedly at least one strong candidate to land the job right now.

Writer and insider Lars Anderson reported on Friday night that former Nebraska linebacker Ed Stewart is a strong candidate to replace Moos in the athletic department. Stewart has worked as the executive associate commissioner of football for the Big 12 for 15 years.

Stewart has been in athletic administration for over 20 years.

Stewart was a team captain on Nebraska’s 1994 national championship team and was named the Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year that season. He was also a consensus All-American for his contributions for the Huskers during the title run.

Moos will leave Nebraska after spending four years as the athletic director. He was responsible for hiring football coach Scott Frost, men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg and baseball coach Will Bolt. He’s spent 40 years as an athletic director, with stops at Montana, Oregon, Washington State and Nebraska.