Still bogged down in a yearlong search for a new president after the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, Michigan State University is suddenly searching for a new general counsel too. Four different lawyers have run the general counsel’s office in the past year.

Acting university President Satish Udpa announced late Feb. 1 that Robert Young Jr. was “relieved of his duties as university vice president and general counsel.” Fired without cause, Young can collect the full amount due under his three-year, $1.2 million contract for his eight months of work. Young could not be reached for comment, and a university spokeswoman did not immediately respond to messages Monday.