WR Coach Craig Stutzmann leaving for Portland State

Wishing Stutzmann well, Mac said:
“I want the best for Stutz and his family. I wish him well. He’s a good guy, and he’ll be a good coach for the Portland State program.” (HA)

About leaving UH, Stutzmann (8th on the UH career list with 177 receptions) said:
“It’s bittersweet. I really love Hawai’i, and I love UH, but this is a good opportunity for me.” (HA)

HA Note: “Although he was responsible for the receivers and assisted in scouting opponents, Stutzmann was classified as a graduate assistant. He received tuition and a small monthly stipend, but no medical benefits. Stutzmann and his wife, Briana, have a 2-month-old son.”

About the Portland State position, Stutzmann said:
“I’m excited about working with Jerry, and the quarterbacks and receivers.” (HA)

About losing Stutzmann, Ron Lee said:
“We’re going to miss Craig. He worked his tail off for us. He did a lot of things. He’s going to be a great coach.” (HA)

HA Note: “PSU uses an offense that is similar to the one-back spread offense Glanville ran with the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.”

About the offense that Portland State will run, Stutzmann said:
“The run-and-shoot (offense) is the run-and-shoot. We’re going back to basics.” (HA)

“(Glanville) wants to run the run-and-shoot, so it’s a good fit for me. It gives me an advantage.” (HSB)

HA Note: “UH must advertise the position that Stutzmann is vacating. A successor must have a bachelor’s degree.”

HSB Note: “Warriors’ offensive coordinator Ron Lee and quarterbacks coach Nick Rolovich could have more on their plates this season with the expected departure of graduate assistant Craig Stutzmann. Stutzmann, a former UH slotback who coached the Warrior receivers last season, flew to Oregon last night and is expected to join the Portland State staff as receivers coach.”

About losing Stutzmann unexpectedly, Ron Lee said:
“This all came up rather suddenly so we’ll talk about it (today). Hopefully things work out for the best for him, but we’re sure going to miss him. Big loss. He was like another full-time assistant.” (HSB)

About how they will expand the duties of the other coaches to replace what Stutzmann did, Ron Lee said:
“We’ll work it out somehow.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “This would have been Stutzmann’s last year as a graduate assistant and he described the last week as a whirlwind as he pursues a full-time coaching job. He was to meet with Portland State head coach and former UH defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville this morning.”

HSB Note: “Stutzmann’s younger brother, Billy Ray, is a freshman receiver with the Warriors.”

HA Note: “Brysen Ginlack, who started five games last season at guard and tackle, will redshirt this season to focus on personal matters. After that, he will have one season of eligibility remaining.”

http://sports.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090803/SPORTS0201/908030341&template=UHsports

http://www.starbulletin.com/sports/sportsnews/20090803_stutzmann_leaving_for_portland_state.html

http://warriorbeat.honadvblogs.com/2009/08/03/a-degree-of-difficulty

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