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REPORT: Mike Gundy adds well-respected offensive mind to Cowboys’ staff

Montana head coach Bob Stitt looks on during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Missoula, Mont. Montana beat Mississippi Valley State 67-7. (AP Photo/Patrick Record)
REPORT: Mike Gundy adds well-respected offensive mind to Cowboys’ staff

According to Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated, Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State are going to hire Bob Stitt as an offensive analyst.

Stitt became known after his good friend, Dana Holgorsen, referenced a “fly-sweep” that he used from Stitt in the 2012 Orange Bowl. Stitt was at the Colorado School of Mines at the time, using his innovative offense to turn a program around into a well-respected Division II football program.

Stitt started with Orediggers in 2000, and spent 15 seasons there before taking a head coaching position at Montana. At Montana, he accumulated a 21-14 record before having his contract not renewed for the 2018 season. Stitt was rumored to multiple power five conference, offensive coordinating positions during his time at Montana.

After being referenced in Dana Holgorsen’s postgame press conference about the “fly-sweep”, Stitt began to get calls from other college head coaches, and even NFL offensive coordinators and head coaches about his offense. He spent a lot of time in the offseason meeting with those coaches about his offensive philosophies. One of those teams was the Minnesota Vikings in 2015…who are now one win away from Super Bowl LII.

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