Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades is expected to be named Missouri’s new AD this week, according to several media reports.

Rhoades would replace Mike Alden, who announced in January he would retire this summer. According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Rhoades was chosen for the job after Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork pulled his name from consideration over the weekend.

Rhoades, who is in his fifth year with the Cougars, is credited with overseeing Houston’s new on-campus $120-million football venue (TDECU Stadium) which opened in August. He has recently hired former NBA assistant Kelvin Sampson as the men’s basketball coach and Ohio State OC Todd Herman as the Cougars’ new football coach, two guys with championship pedigrees.

Mizzou opens spring football practice on Monday, beginning its quest for a third consecutive SEC East title.