Athletic director Greg Byrne wore a checkered sport coat of Arizona’s colors to UA's game against Washington State on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.   

Byrne's successor at Miss. St. named national AD of the year

Scott Stricklin, the man who succeeded Greg Byrne as Mississippi State’s athletic director, was selected as the nation’s Athletic Director of the Year by the national organization of ADs (NACDA). If nothing else, it exhibits that when and if Byrne leaves Arizona, life will go on. Stricklin has raised in excess of $150 million to rebuild MSU facilities since Byrne left Starkville in 2010.