Blue Raider Fan
- Apr 3, 2020
Rick Stockstill has made a very impressive hire as he plucked a sitting Offensive Coordinator from a Power 5 job. The
UCF, Memphis, Houston even WKU turn their Head Football coaches every 3-4 years and lose them to P-5 schools. They just re-load with another up and comer.He was only making 250k as OC @ Kansas, and paying state taxes.
Here he will avoid state taxes and probably make at least 250k, maybe closer to 300k. More money in his pocket, and he'll be closer to family.
Had a lot of success at Arkansas Tech and Bethel.
Wonder if he steals any recruits on his way out the door?
I'm okay with this hire. If we are being honest with ourselves it is the best we can probably do here for a school like MT.
Thank god we brought in an outsider and didn't settle for a retread.
Dearmon's work as Kansas OC in 2020 is a bit concerning.Kansas was 0-9 last season
Outscored 414-143 (46-15.8 per game)
He played at NAIA Bethel in McKenzie, TN
The Kansas message board said that the move to MT is family related, I think.I kinda hope he fails miserbly so we can get all these clowns out of there. So not excited but hey, who knows? At least he's young. If he left KU for us, he was obviously miserable there and the staff probably had bad chemistry with the HC.
Craddock was pursued but was not interested in coming back to the Boro.Joe Craddock was just sitteing there. Joe would have been way better than this dude. Joe's resume is way better and had success at a D1 G5 and coached on this year's CUSA champ. We get 0-9 baby. Woooohooo! At this point, I kinda hope he fails miserbly so we can get all these clowns out of there. So not excited but hey, who knows? At least he's young. If he left KU for us, he was obviously miserable there and the staff probably had bad chemistry with the HC.
The Kansas message board said that the move to MT is family related, I think.
I want the team to go undefeated.
It's much better for a Stockstill to be hired away by a power conference than fired - and a lot more fun too.
Sounds familiar. Hopefully he won't have similar results to Tony Franklin.
I'm not sure how much stock (no pun intended) I would put into his 1 year at Kansas. Admittedly, I'm not going to research their roster, but I highly doubt the QB was his guy. No one has ever been successful at Kansas. If we are using that as a benchmark, we wouldn't hire Charlie Weis as OC either. Maybe it was strictly a family issue. Maybe he saw the writing on the wall. Maybe it was a combination of the two. Let's just see how he does against C-USA defenses instead of Okla, TX, etc.
Thanks to that article TF created with the Washington Post, Stock is a bit nuclear now I bet. Even with a former player. Plus, I bet he went cheap with him too.
Joe is more likely holding out for someone to be smart enough to hire Bill Clark away from UAB than for Stock to leave.I thought the same thing about Craddock being a slam dunk hire for us, but someone else mentioned Stock and Joe didn’t get along well. IIRC, Stock inherited Joe - Andy Mac recruited him. And Joe is from Alabama, so he may be settled in with family & winning at UAB over working for someone he doesn’t care for, if true
Another consideration - He may be waiting out Stock’s contract. If Stock retires at the end of this year, I could see Massaro offering Craddock the HC job. If he was on staff now and an outside HC was hired, most new HC clean house save 1 or 2 hold overs.
I don't doubt that, although I don't know the personal history.To put it bluntly, Joe had no interest in working for Stock. He likes the Boro.
After watching about 3 Kansas games, I'm not impressed at all. Granted, he had no talent to work with but it's the same problem here so I just don't see anything special that leads me to believe that this dude is gonna help us much. The competition is softer so that my help us.