Former Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen recently departed for Auburn roughly one week ahead of the football matchup between the two teams.

Cohen took to Twitter on Tuesday morning with a statement thanking Mississippi State for his time there. He wished the school well, saying he knew there would be many more big things accomplished by the school in the coming years.

“Nelle and I know that there are many more Final Fours, College World Series, NCAA Tournaments, and bowl games in Mississippi State’s future, and we are confident that the next national championship is on the horizon!”

Cohen served as the MSU athletic director from 2016 to 2022 and was formerly the head coach of the Mississippi State baseball team.