Well, we thought that we officially had our new athletics director.
Bulldogs have their AD, now they have to find their baseball coach. https://t.co/rfEM1G1Am0— FWtCT (@mstatesports) October 12, 2016
After Mike Bonner of the Clarion-Ledger reported that John Cohen was to be hired for the position, it seemed like everything would be sorted out there with an internal hire. And, though it would be a good hire, it’s one that would leave questions about who would lead the baseball team going forward.
Breaking: Multiple sources tell The Clarion-Ledger that John Cohen will be named MSU's next athletic director https://t.co/GVV6V3y5EZ— Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) October 12, 2016
However, it looks like the coaching search might not be over just yet. From Sid Salter of Mississippi State University and Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball, it looks like John Cohen is not the new athletics director, at least not yet.
@MikeBBonner @clarionledger The AD search at MSU is wide open and ongoing. The process continues as outlined. This report is not accurate.— Sid Salter (@sidsalter) October 12, 2016
To clarify, John Cohen hasn't met with AD officials as of now. I do expect that to happen before the process is finished, however #HailState— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) October 12, 2016
I have zero reason to believe @MikeBBonner is wrong, however. He’s been all over this search. Cohen has been a very serious candidate.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) October 12, 2016
And so, people are going to blast the Clarion-Ledger and Michael Bonner again, because they’ve become the target for many Mississippi State fans recently. Though I seriously doubt that Bonner would run with this report if he didn’t fully believe it to be true, it looks like Mississippi State’s search to replace Scott Stricklin is not yet finalized.
It’s very possible that John Cohen will be the next AD. It’s also very possible that he won’t be. Regardless, nothing is official until the university announces it. Go ahead and buckle up folks. It’ll probably get even crazier before all of this is said and done.