Colorado head coaching search: Mines' Bob Stitt reportedly not under consideration

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The popular and successful DII coach will not be a candidate for the open job at CU.

While the Colorado football program is in as dire straits as it has ever been, according to a report from the Denver Post, one name the school won't be considering is Bob Stitt, who's built a tremendous program at the Colorado School of Mines over the last decade.

Stitt has gone 90-57 in twelve seasons at Mines, winning a share of two conference championships.

However, that mark isn't enough to overcome the hurdle of coming from a DII program, which is a long way from the heights of the Pac-12, which the Buffaloes aspire to reach.

Whoever Colorado hires will be the fourth coach in eight years, as they've been unable to find success with Dan Hawkins, Brian Cabral or Jon Embree. Ever since firing Gary Barnett in 2005, the Buffaloes have made only one bowl appearance and have not had a winning season.

Over the last two years, their new conference rivals in the Pac-12 have made several blockbuster hires (Mike Leach at Washington State, Rich Rodriguez at Arizona, Todd Graham at Arizona State), so the Colorado athletic department will be under a lot of pressure to find someone who has proven he can turn around a DI program.

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