UK's Mullens a finalist for LSU opening

UK Deputy Athletics Director Rob Mullens is a finalist to replace outgoing LSU AD Skip Bertman.

Mullens, 38, joins Duke University AD Joe Alleva and LSU senior associate athletic directors Verge Ausberry and Herb Vincent as finalists to replace Bertman, who will step down after June.

Mullens was an accountant before working at the University of Miami, University of Maryland and Kentucky athletic departments. He has been at UK since 2002.

According to a report in the Baton Rouge Advocate, LSU interim Chancellor William Jenkins is quoted as saying the school “probably” will have a new athletic director named by the end of Friday.