Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens is one person on a “short list of top candidates” to become the new Texas A&M athletic director, according to a report from OregonLive.
Mullen is approaching a decade leading the athletic department for the Ducks, and is year three of an 8-year deal that expires in June of 2024, the report adds. He makes just over $717,000 annually, with a $200k retention bonus due in 2020 and a cool $1 million retention bonus if he’s still with the Ducks at the end of his his deal in 2024.
A&M is looking to replace Scott Woodard, who left for the athletic director job at LSU. Before leaving for Baton Rouge, Woodard was able to make two recent splash hires with the Aggies high profile programs in getting Jimbo Fisher, as well as Buzz Williams for men’s basketball.
As far as athletic director jobs go, the post in College Station is widely viewed as one of the most attractive in college athletics based on a variety of factors including resources available. The Aggies, alongside in-state counterpart Texas, were the only two schools in the country to bring in over $200 million last year, bringing in nearly $212 million according to USA Today, with Ohio State ($185.4 million), Michigan ($185.2 million), and Alabama ($174.3 million) rounding out the top five.
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