That explains a lot...  I was wondering why we don't have someone in the 
pipeline, that is a UF guy/gal, to take over without having to go to outsiders. 
 


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> On Sep 21, 2016, at 8:50 AM, Sandy Alonso <sandyalons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Muir has already said no.  Most candidates have backed away because of Foley 
> retaining an Emeritus position and the requirement to keep his lieutenants on 
> staff.  It appears administration wants a sitting Power 5 AD so Foley's 
> lieutenants all withdrew their names.
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>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:46 AM, Woody Bass <gatorrr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> No thanks. Muir please. 
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>>> On Sep 21, 2016, at 8:53 AM, Shane Ford <goufgat...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Mississippi State's Stricklin emerges as AD leader
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>>> Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin is a leading candidate 
>>> to replace Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley. (Jim Lytle/Associated 
>>> Press)
>>> 
>>> By Pat Dooley
>>> Gainesville SUN Staff writer
>>> Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:12 p.m.
>>> Last Modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:12 p.m.
>>> Florida may be close to replacing Jeremy Foley as athletic director, but it 
>>> is not a done deal.
>>> 
>>> Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin has emerged as the top candidate, 
>>> although sources close to the situation said he has not been offered the 
>>> job. As of Monday night, he had yet to meet with the selection committee.
>>> 
>>> Stricklin was one of the early candidates who the search committee reached 
>>> out to after Foley in June announced his retirement effective Oct. 1.
>>> 
>>> The two sides could not agree on the parameters of any discussions. It 
>>> wasn’t until after North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham 
>>> withdrew his name a day before he was scheduled to be in Gainesville that 
>>> the committee went back to Stricklin and parameters were worked out.
>>> 
>>> There were multiple reports Tuesday that Stricklin has become UF’s top 
>>> target, but that it would take something special to lure him away from his 
>>> alma mater.
>>> 
>>> Stricklin, 46, has overseen record fundraising since taking over as 
>>> Mississippi State’s athletic director in 2010. During his six-year tenure, 
>>> Mississippi State has spent $75 million on expansion and upgrades at Davis 
>>> Wade Stadium, $25 million on the Leo W. Seal Jr. Football Complex and $11.7 
>>> million on the Mize Pavilion at Humphrey Coliseum.
>>> 
>>> The facility improvements have resulted in dividends on the field. In 
>>> 2015-16, Mississippi State finished 44th in the Learfield Cup Standings, 
>>> the highest finish ever for a college from the Magnolia State. In 2014-15, 
>>> eight Mississippi State athletic programs finished their seasons in the Top 
>>> 25. Mississippi State’s football program, under the direction of former UF 
>>> assistant Dan Mullen, reached the No. 1 ranking in the polls for the first 
>>> time in school history in 2014.
>>> 
>>> A Starkville, Miss., native and 1992 Mississippi State graduate, Stricklin 
>>> began his career in media relations. He served as the primary media 
>>> relations contact for baseball at Auburn from 1993-98, before moving on as 
>>> a football contact for Tulane in 1998. For the next four years, Stricklin 
>>> was an assistant athletic director for marketing and communications at 
>>> Baylor from 1999-2003.
>>> 
>>> In 2003, Stricklin was hired as the associate athletic director for 
>>> communications at Kentucky, overseeing the Wildcats men’s basketball 
>>> program. Stricklin left Kentucky in 2008 to return to his alma mater, 
>>> Mississippi State, as senior associate athletic director for external 
>>> affairs, overseeing fundraising.
>>> 
>>> When former Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne left for Arizona 
>>> in 2010, Stricklin was hired as his successor. Stricklin’s ties to his alma 
>>> mater are strong. In addition to growing up in the state, Stricklin is the 
>>> son-in-law of Mississippi State basketball legend Bailey Howell.
>>> 
>>> Byrne was also considered a candidate for the UF job but took his name out 
>>> of the running last week.
>>> 
>>> Contact Pat Dooley at 352-374-5053 or at pat.doo...@gvillesun.com. And 
>>> follow at Twitter.com/Pat_Dooley.
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