About a month after Texas A&M had its athletic director poached away by LSU, the Aggies did the same thing to Ole Miss, leaving the Rebels in search of their next AD.
As first reported by Dallas Morning News late last night and since confirmed by both universities, Ross Bjork is heading for College Station to accept the same job he had in Oxford.
That marks the end of a seven-year run at Ole Miss where Bjork was part of both extreme highs and extreme lows.
Under his watch the football team played in a pair of New Year’s six bowls with the baseball Rebels making it all the way to Omaha in 2014.
Of course, that success on the gridiron was compromised by the findings of an NCAA investigation including a lack of institutional control which led to a two-year bowl ban, scholarship reductions, and several vacated wins.
Former Football Coach Hugh Freeze was later the focal point of an escort-based scandal, leading to his eventual resignation.
The ironic part of Bjork’s timing is Ole Miss beat Texas A&M in baseball yesterday.