GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Scott Stricklin recalls, Mississippi State had already interviewed six or seven football coaches after the 2008 season and wasn’t sold on any of them while searching for the right hire to spark the program.
Call it pressure or impending reality, but whatever the sentiment, it was starting to set in that the Bulldogs might have to just pick somebody and hope for the best.
Stricklin, Florida’s athletic director now, was working under Mississippi State AD Greg Byrne at the time.
“We just hadn’t [found] that guy we left the room going, ‘This is the one.’ We had some we liked, but you want to be fired up when you leave the room,” Stricklin recalls. “You had a feeling we were getting to the end, like we were just going to have to take one of these guys we were just kind of lukewarm on, and then he walked in the door and it was, ‘This is it. He’s the guy.’”
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