Same reason that Foley I think had a hard time finding someone post
spurrier too.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Oliver Barry <bar...@realtracs.com> wrote:

> You have to admit it would be pretty intimidating to take the job with the
> former AD sitting in an office one floor up.
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> A WWJD kind of job. (What would Jeremy Do)
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> Behalf Of *Sandy Alonso
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> *Subject:* Re: [gatortalk] Re: [gatornews] [SUN]: Mississippi State's
> Stricklin emerges as AD leader
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> I'm with you; I feel that Muir would have been a stellar hire.  But he has
> no interest in returning to G'ville, even if it is his hometown.  Must have
> it very nice at Stanford.
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> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Woody <gatorrr...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Oh I know.  I still would like Muir though.  He's the best option IMO.
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> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Sandy Alonso <sandyalons...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> 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:
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> No thanks. Muir please.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Sep 21, 2016, at 8:53 AM, Shane Ford <goufgat...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
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> 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)
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> *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.
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> 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.
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> 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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