Texas A&M’s athletic department currently doesn’t have a full-time athletics director following Scott Woodward’s decision to leave his job in College Station to take over the same role in Baton Rouge. The move was certainly unexpected in College Station as the Aggies are now forced to replace Woodward following his recent hire of basketball coach Buzz Williams.

Woodward was officially announced as the new AD at LSU on Thursday. Woodward replaces Joe Alleva, who stepped down from that role Wednesday.

In response to Woodward’s decision to leave College Station, Texas A&M President Michael K. Young has issued the following statement:

“We are grateful for Scott Woodward’s efforts in elevating Aggie Athletics and for his outstanding service to Texas A&M during his tenure as Athletic Director. His dedication to our student athletes, staff and excellence in recruitment of coaches will have a lasting impact, as will the work he accomplished overseeing the opening of several major facilities. He will be missed and we wish him the best as he heads back to his roots in his next role.”