As news about Texas and Oklahoma potentially joining the SEC continues to dominate headlines, there was also some big news out of Missouri on Monday.

Per a release from the school, AD Jim Sterk will step down from his position, which he has held for 5 years.

As you can see below, university president Mun Choi issued a statement in a press release thanking Sterk for his leadership:

Per’s Dave Matter, the move caught many in Mizzou’s athletic department by surprise. Sterk still had 2 years left on his contract:

Sterk will step down once a new AD is named. Who that AD ends up being remains to be seen. Per Choi’s statement, a national search will begin immediately.