Stockstill turns down ECU

Photo courtesy Middle Tennessee State University

January 19, 2010 7:40:40 AM PST
A spokesperson at Middle Tennessee State University told ABC11 Eyewitness News Tuesday that football coach Rick Stockstill is staying put and won't take the head coaching job at East Carolina.

The spokesman said Stockstill notified ECU of his decision Tuesday morning.

The ECU was left vacant when Skip Holtz was hired as South Florida's new coach last week.

Stockstill had been the leading candidate at ECU since interviewing there on Sunday. He was East Carolina's offensive coordinator in 2003.

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