Collier Takes Butler Job

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Barry Collier says only one job could have taken him away from Nebraska.

He officially accepted it Tuesday, becoming the new athletic director at Butler, his alma mater.

The 52-year-old Collier, who ran Butler's basketball program from 1989 to 2000, was the Bulldogs' winningest coach. He was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame on Saturday.

He says the decision to leave Nebraska was difficult.

He said, "I want to be able to give back to Butler in a way I've never done before. It's an exciting change."

Collier's job status at Nebraska was the subject of intense media speculation last season before Huskers athletic director Steve Pederson announced that Collier would be retained.