Stansbury: Decision to bypass Clemson was right one


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Head coach Rick Stansbury is done at Mississippi State after overtures at Clemson two years ago. At that time, he was offered a contract close to $2 million per year by the Clemson administration.

From The Dispatch:

The simple question is: would Stansbury have taken the Clemson offer in hindsight and Thursday afternoon the 14-year head coach at MSU made it plainly clear what the answer is -- no.

"Meo and I asked ourselves that question (Tuesday) night and you're going to be surprised how both of us looked each other in the eye and said 'absolutely not'," Stansbury said. "If we had to do it again, we'd make the same decision -- to be right here.

Stansbury and his wife Meo, who was crying in the audience Thursday, met with MSU preside Mark Keenum and his wife Rhonda at their house the night before the decision.

"I remember two years ago Rick and his family struggled with the (Clemson) decision," Keenum said. "His love for this university brought him back."

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