Bob Stull's name has resurfaced as a candidate for athletic director at the University of Washington, where he was once a football offensive coordinator and later an athletic department fund raiser — a raiser of millions of dollars.
Long shot for UTEP's AD? I don't think so.
Last week UW Interim AD Scott Woodward, a favorite for the full-time position, said he was not interested. And UW President Mark Emmert said the qualifications for the job have changed since the last time it was open, and given to the now-departed Todd Turner.
The job description seems to have changed to favor Stull, if he's interested.
According to Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times:
The job had been to reunite an athletic department wracked by scandals and inside confusion. Now, Emmert is saying the job description calls for someone who can reunite the fan base and raise a lot of money, especially for a needed renovation of the school's old football stadium. That will require many millions.
Condotta's list of possible choices would be the last list of possible choices when the job had been open:
Mike Cragg, an assistant AD at Duke, who's a Washington grad.
Chris Hill, the Utah AD who reportedly turned down UW the last time.
Jim Phillips, the Northern Illinois AD.
Note: Stull was the final engineer of the Larry Durham Center, turning it from talk to a reality. Under Stull there's the new softball complex and now the construction of a new basketeball practice facility.
I'd say if Stull still wants that one more big challenge before he retires, he'd be going after the Washington job big time. It would be a chance for a big feather in his cap and a whole lot more money than he's making at UTEP in his pocket.