Report: Texas A&M to hire Ole Miss AD Bjork

Texas A&M plucked Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork to fill the same role with the Aggies, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.

Bjork's hire is expected to be announced by Texas A&M officials on Friday morning, the newspaper reported. He will fill the vacancy created by another swap within the Southeastern Conference when ex-Aggies athletic director Scott Woodward left for the same job at LSU.

The Aggies included head football coach Jimbo Fisher in the decision-making process to hire a new athletic director, according to the newspaper. Fisher worked alongside university president Michael Young to spearhead the search.

Bjork spent seven years at Ole Miss, during which time the NCAA vacated several victories for the Rebels' football team and instituted a playoff ban for 2018. The NCAA cited the reason for the sanctions on a lack of institutional control and an "unrestrained culture of booster involvement in football recruiting."

Texas A&M also considered Clemson's Dan Radakovich and Oregon's Rob Mullens for its vacant position, the newspaper reported. But Radakovich signed a contract extension to remain with the Tigers, and Mullens decided to remain loyal to the Ducks.

--Field Level Media


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