If you follow D-II football closely, the name Bob Stitt likely sounds familiar. If it doesn't, it soon will.
Dan Wolken of USA Today wrote up a really good article on coach Stitt and his unique offensive approach, and how it has impacted college football and other great offensive minds in our profession.
The Colorado School of Mines (D-II) head coach is known in coaching circles as one of the most innovative offensive minds at any level of college football. His offensive strategies are highly regarded by guys like Mike Leach, Dana Holgorsen, Hal Mumme, Sonny Dykes, and Kliff Kingsbury. That's some pretty good company.
After West Virginia's Orange Bowl win, Mountaineer head coach Dana Holgorsen credited Stitt with one of their many touchdown play calls on the afternoon. And Holgo is just one of many coaches that Stitt's philosophies have influenced.
"When he turns the film on he thinks everything's open. As an offensive coordinator, that's the mindset you have to have. To him, there's never a play covered, and that's good. You've got to think you're unstoppable." Kliff Kingsbury explains in the article.
Stitt has taken the Colorado School of Mines from a program that many thought couldn't win, to a national title contender that is consistently one of the most explosive offenses in the country. The Orediggers are currently sitting at 6-3 and are poised for their 11th winning season in Stitt's 13 years.
Again, take a look at the original article for some more quality content and offensive philosophy from coach Stitt.
Take your time, there's some really good stuff in there, and it's great to see coach Stitt getting some much deserved recognition.