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If LSU is still irate over losing that seven-overtime game to Texas A&M, the Tigers went to great lengths to get theirs for that memorable night.
In an all-time classic rivalry move, the Tigers just stole the Aggies athletic director.
LSU was unable to hire Jimbo Fisher, so they hired the guy who did.
However the hirings of Jimbo Fisher and Buzz Williams play out for Texas A&M, the fact that they were both lured to College Station says a lot about athletic director Scott Woodward.
Alas, Woodward’s time in College Station is over. According to NOLA.com, Woodward has accepted the job to become the new AD at LSU.
Outgoing LSU AD Joe Alleva announced about one day ago he would transition out of a job he has held since 2008. It only took LSU about 24 hours to bag its desired target. Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com was the first to report.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron, you are on notice. Scott Woodward doesn’t play around when it comes to revenue sports.
In his tenure at Washington, he was the one who was finally able to convince Chris Petersen to leave Boise State. At A&M, Woodward opened A&M’s checkbook to steal away Jimbo from Florida State for 10 years at $75 million.
Most recently, Woodward executed another brilliant hire by convincing Buzz Williams to leave Virginia Tech to take the A&M men’s basketball job.
At a minimum he hired proven coaches to run A&M’s highest profile programs. Woodward gave A&M every coach to succeed.
His departure east is a natural fit. Woodward is an LSU alum with ties all over Louisiana.
He was hired by A&M in January of 2016 after a successful run at Washington.
The Aggies need a new athletic director, and while the replacement will have a lot to work with, Scott Woodward is the standard.