GAINESVILLE, FL-  Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin is expected to be named to the same position at the University of Florida at a Tuesday press conference. 

It was widely reported last week that Stricklin was offered a deal that nearly tripled the value of his current deal with MSU. 

Stricklin is from Starkville, MS and is a Mississippi State alum.  

Stricklin is expected to take over immediately with long time Florida AD Jeremy Foley expected to retire October 1. 

*More to come on this story and an opinion on whether this is a good hire for Florida shortly after the University announces the hire. 

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