Ross Bjork addressed the Mark Stoops rumors at Mike Elko’s introductory press conference on Monday.

News was leaked on Saturday stating that Mark Stoops was going to be named the next head coach in College Station. Cut to a few hours later, and Stoops released a statement saying he had decided to remain in Lexington.

Bjork confronted the Stoops controversy and appreciated the statement the Kentucky HC made about the Texas A&M opening.

“I don’t know how that all got out, I respect coach Stoops, he’s been in the SEC for a long time,” said Bjork. “I appreciate his statement.”

Bjork reemphasized that his job is to have the best interests of Texas A&M. The search involved a lot of candidates and Bjork believed that the Aggies ultimately made the right choice by hiring Elko.

“But, what is my job every day? The best interests of Texas A&M and the end result is what matters. Let’s get it right. So, the process to me with all the moving parts and candidates, to me that validated the choice even more,” Bjork said. “We had a process that was very thorough, and we talked to a bunch of people, given that we had 2 weeks. That’s why we had to get it right and I think the process yielded the right result.”