I am not sure we should not go in house or try to get the Georgia AD back to 
Gainesville.   We did pretty well working with a young ticket manager years 
ago.  I can’t believe that Foley, as shrewd as he was with our coaches, did not 
have plenty of talent surrounding him.

We are not bring in a coach, we are hiring an AD who can see the big picture 
and can recruit talented coaches.  The job did not get too big for Foley, so it 
is not like we need to improve the talent at the AD position.  We arguably have 
the best AD in the country.  We just need to maintain the position.  There has 
to be a big picture, talent discerning, Gator out there somewhere.

Jerry

From: GatorTalk <gatortalk@googlegroups.com> on behalf of Shane Ford 
<goufgat...@bellsouth.net>
Reply-To: GatorTalk <gatortalk@googlegroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:53 AM
To: GatorTalk <gatortalk@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: [gatortalk] Re: [gatornews] [SUN]: Mississippi State's Stricklin 
emerges as AD leader

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<mailto: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.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:46 AM, Woody Bass 
<gatorrr...@gmail.com<mailto: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<mailto:goufgat...@bellsouth.net>> wrote:
Mississippi State's Stricklin emerges as AD leader


[http://g52-gxweb.newscyclecloud.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GS&Date=20160920&Category=ARTICLES&ArtNo=160929995&Ref=AR&imageVersion=Main&MaxW=445&border=0]

Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin is a leading candidate to 
replace Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley. (Jim Lytle/Associated Press)
By Pat Dooley<http://www.gatorsports.com/personalia/patdooley>
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<tel:352-374-5053> or at 
pat.doo...@gvillesun.com<mailto:pat.doo...@gvillesun.com>. And follow at 
Twitter.com/Pat_Dooley<http://Twitter.com/Pat_Dooley>.























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