Report: Derek Mason reaches out to former Stanford colleagues
Derek Mason reached out to former Stanford colleagues Mike Bloomgren and Mike Sanford to discuss the open offensive coordinator position at Vanderbilt, sources told FootballScoop.com. Bloomgren is the current offensive coordinator at Stanford, while Sanford is in his first year as coordinator at Boise State.
Sources tell the website that Mason did not get the sense that Bloomgren was ready to leave the Cardinal. Stanford ranked No. 74 in total offense, No. 59 in passing offense and No. 72 in rushing offense. His specific title is the “Andrew Luck Director of Offense,” a job he’s held since 2013.
For Sanford, it would likely take a 100 percent or more salary increase to leave his alma matter for the same position, according to the website.
During his first season, Sanford led the Broncos to a top-10 ranking in points and yards, as well as the No. 22 overall ranking and the 2014 Mountain West Championship.
Sanford would be a perfect fit for the Commodores, as he brings a West Coast offense, similar to the team’s scheme this past season.
Vanderbilt fired former offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell last week after one season. The Commodores ranked No. 122 in total offense with an average of 288.8 yards per game. Vanderbilt also ranked No. 117 in scoring offense, No. 106 in passing offense and No. 112 in rushing offense.