It has been approximately 24 hours since the news broke that Dave Christensen will no longer be the head coach of the Wyoming Cowboys, and there is someone lobbying for the job. The name is one that is not all that well known as it is Colorado School of Mines Bob Stitt, and credit to Cowboy Altitude who had Stitt's name in their initial list of coaching candidates.
That name may sound familiar to some as West Virginia's Dana Holgerson dropped Stitt's name after the fly sweep play they used in their Orange Bowl blowout over Clemson back in 2012. Here is that play.
Stitt has been at Division II Colorado School of Mines since 2000 and has earned the RMAC coach of the year two times and led the team to an undefeated 11-0 regular season in 2004 for the schools first conference title since 1958. In that 2004 season, the team made it to the second round of the Division II playoffs and also had the Division II national player in the year in quarterback Chad Friehauf.
Stitt has accumulated a 98-60 career record at Colorado School of Mines, and has gained a reputation as one of the best offensive minds in the country.
USA TODAY's Dan Wolken wrote an excellent piece about Stitt just over a year ago, and Wyoming just might be the school to test his offense at a much higher level:
Stitt may choose to stay in Division II football for the rest of his career, but eventually some athletic director or big-time head coach may just want to see if his stuff would work like it did when someone else was running it in the Orange Bowl.
Stitt seems like an ideal candidate for Wyoming because the Cowboys either need an amazing recruiter who can be able to sell to kids that it is not that bad in the winter in Laramie, Wyo., or they need a coach that has such a unique style of offense that players want to play in that system. The latter seems to be the best option.
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