Oh I know.  I still would like Muir though.  He's the best option IMO.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:50 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.
>
> 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
>>
>> 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 <352-374-5053> or
>> at pat.doo...@gvillesun.com <pat.doo...@gvillesun.com>. And follow at
>> Twitter.com/Pat_Dooley <http://Twitter.com/Pat_Dooley>.*
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>> Sent From Shane's iPhone
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