Texas A&M expected to hire away Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork
It appears that Texas A&M has filled its athletic director vacancy.
According to a report by The Dallas Morning News’ Ben Baby, citing sources, the Aggies are expected to hire away Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork. Bjork would fill the position previously held by Scott Woodward. Woodward, of course, left TAMU for LSU last month for the same position.
Bjork has been Ole Miss’ AD since 2012 when he was the youngest AD at any BCS school at age 40. Prior to Ole Miss, Bjork was Western Kentucky’s AD. He’s worked at UCLA, Miami and Mizzou previously.
Under Bjork’s leadership, the Rebels football program climbed, including to No. 3 in the nation; however, some of those victories were vacated as part of NCAA sanctions. Now, Bjork will be responsible for one of the most profitable athletic departments in the country. Yes, he’ll still be in the same division, but now, he’ll be in charge of guiding the behemoth Aggies athletic department — namely football — to catch up to the likes of Alabama and LSU, among others.
Texas A&M is expected to hold a formal introduction for Bjork following next week’s SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida.
UPDATE: Texas A&M has confirmed the hiring of AD Ross Bjork.