Florida is looking for Jeremy Foley’s replacement as the Gators’ athletic director, and the university believes it has found its man.
Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin has been offered the Florida AD job, according to the Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner.
Stricklin was reportedly offered earlier in the month and turned it down, but Florida came back with a better offer in the last few days, according to Bonner.
Foley announced his retirement in June after serving as the head of the athletic department since 1992.
Gators teams have 27 won national titles during Foley’s tenure, with 14 of those coming since 2009.
Whoever takes over as Florida’s athletic director will have a tough act to follow, but Stricklin has seen Mississippi State athletics flourish since taking over in May 2010.
In the 2014-15 academic calendar, 11 Mississippi State athletic teams advanced to NCAA postseason play, while two Bulldogs coaches won SEC Coaches of the Year honors.