Middle Tennessee State: a New Era for Blue Raider Football Begins

Posted by James Crytzer on September-24-2009 Add Comments

The year was 2005. The Andy McCollum era was on the way out and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders were looking for a new head coach. The team had under- achieved for another season, this time with a 4-7 record.

Two men came to Murfreesboro promising change. Enter Chris Massaro and Rick Stockstill.

Chris Massaro brought Middle Tennessee athletics out of the dark ages. With his leadership the astroturf was finally replaced, along with a new video board, the "blue tube."

Middle Tennessee was looking to be a higher profile football team, and it was time for the impact to show on the field.

Rick Stockstill inherited a team in scholarship hot water. The previous regime had higher-risk athletes, creating a los...

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