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Stricklin officially heading to Florida, MSU announces national search for new AD

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Mississippi State University announced in press release that a nationwide search is now underway to choose the university's 17th director of athletics.

This comes on the heels of big news from the University of Florida, that officially announced on Tuesday that Scott Stricklin would be its new athletic director.

MSU President Mark Keenum said he plans to move swiftly “to find an individual with the vision and leadership to meet high expectations for success at Mississippi State.”

An executive search firm has been engaged to assist in this effort. Keenum said he intends to follow the same procedure employed during the athletic director search six years ago.  He also indicated he would seek input from MSU stakeholders during the process.

MSU’s president thanked Stricklin for his service to the university and said the Stricklins would always be part of the Bulldog family.

“Over the past six years, Scott raised the profile of MSU athletics, improved facilities across the board and provided the resources for our student athletes to compete for championships,” Keenum said.

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