Stricklin made his tough decision

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As I wrote here last week, Scott Stricklin had a difficult decision to make. And he has made it. He is the new Florida athletic direcor.

Scott Stricklin, Mississippi State University athletic director.

Russ Houston/MSU

Scott Stricklin, he’s a Gator now.

A search begins immediately for his successor at Mississippi State. And we will get to that in the days to come.

The University of Florida, specifically, asked me to write my observations of  Stricklin, whom I have known since he was a freshman student worker in the Mississippi State sports information department. You can read that piece here.

Stricklin did a splendid job at Mississippi State, his alma mater. He leaves the place far better than he found it for all the reasons listed in the column linked above.