Scott Woodward left a big hole in College Station when he decided to leave his role as Texas A&M AD for the same position at LSU. However, while the Aggies managed to land some big-name coaches under Woodward’s leadership, it appears the school is fully capable of attracting another big name to replace its former athletic director.
According to James Crepea of the Oregonian, Oregon AD Rob Mullens has emerged as a candidate to fill the vacant AD position at Texas A&M. Mullens has served as Oregon’s AD dating back to July 15, 2010. Under his leadership, Oregon has finished in the top 10 of the Directors’ Cup standings in back-to-back years.
Mullens also currently serves on the College Football Playoff committee, in fact, he is the chairman of the committee and is the weekly voice of the committee during ESPN’s reveal of the rankings during the college football season. Prior to landing his current role at Oregon, Mullens served as deputy director of athletics at Kentucky.
The 47-year-old West Virginia native is a graduate of the University of Miami.