Former Clemson coach delays his $100K raise for school

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Former Clemson assistant Rick Stockstill is doing all he can do to help Middle Tennessee State's football program compete with other schools financially.

Stockstill decided to delay his $100K annual pay raise for the next four years to help cover his school's cost of attendance scholarships and possible facilities upgrade.

Conference USA decided in February that they would allow schools to offer cost-of-attendance scholarships.

"I went to [MTSU athletics director] Chris [Massaro] at the end of the season," Stockstill said to the Daily News Journal. "I knew financially we were going to be in a tight place with cost of attendance and everything else going on ...

"I came up with this deal, and I said don't pay me the $100,000 raise the first four years, so I'm saving $400,000 to get us through cost of attendance and to where, hopefully, we can get the facilities that we need to compete with everybody else in these next few years."

The Blue Raiders are discussing a new football building with a weight room and possibly adding an indoor facility.

Stockstill will begin receiving his raise in January 2019 but his goodwill may help him in the recruiting trails with recruit's families for the next several years. He has a career record of 57-55 at MTSU.

He served at Clemson from 1989 to 2002 with different roles such as the Tigers' wide receivers coach, recruiting coordinator, quarterbacks' coach, passing game coordinator and co-offensive coordinator.

Bowl Games as an assistant coach at Clemson

2002 Clemson Assistant Coach 7-6 Tangerine
2001 Clemson Assistant Coach 7-5 Humanitarian
2001 Clemson Assistant Coach 9-3 Gator
1999 Clemson Assistant Coach 6-6 Peach
1998 Clemson Assistant Coach 7-5 Peach
1996 Clemson Assistant Coach 7-5 Peach
1996 Clemson Assistant Coach 8-4 Gator
1993 Clemson Assistant Coach 7-5 Peach
1992 Clemson Assistant Coach 9-2-1 Citrus
1991 Clemson Assistant Coach 10-2 Hall of Fame
1989 Clemson Assistant Coach 10-2 Gator

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