MSU’s Johnson named Houston’s offensive coordinator

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com The man who helped develop two of the most successful quarterbacks in Mississippi State history is leaving the program. MSU quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson was named the new offensive coordinator at the University of Houston on Tuesday. Johnson leaves after three years at Mississippi State in which he polished the abilities…

MSU rebukes report that AD decision has been made

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Conflicting accounts on the status of Mississippi State’s search to find an athletic director surfaced on Wednesday with the school strongly rebuking a report from The Clarion-Ledger. The Clarion-Ledger, citing unnamed sources, reported on Wednesday morning that MSU will name baseball coach John Cohen its new athletic director next week. Mississippi…

Howland, Schaefer talk Stricklin

MSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ben Howland On what Scott Stricklin means to him: First of all, I’m just really grateful to Scott and Dr. Keenum for the opportunity to be hired here. It was their decision. I really appreciate that opportunity so much. Scott is a wonderful person. He’s a great AD. He really…

Stricklin announced as new AD at Florida

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Scott Stricklin is trading in his cowbell for a gator chomp. Mississippi State’s sixth-year athletic director was officially announced as the next athletic director at the University of Florida on Tuesday. Stricklin leaves behind the school he graduated from in 1992 and became athletic director at in 2010. “This was a…

Stricklin leaving MSU to be athletic director at Florida

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Scott Stricklin will leave his position as athletic director at Mississippi State to take the same job at the University of Florida according to multiple media reports on Monday. USA Today first reported that Stricklin is expected to be named athletic director at Florida during a press conference Tuesday. The outlet…