Everyone is questioning why he would leave Stanford to come here. I think there are a bunch of reasons but heres a few. (I have no inside info, these are just my thoughts)
-He was born in Charlotte and went to school in DC.
-Has family in D.C
-VT head coach position may be opening soon and he may want to get his foot in the door for that
-Cost of living calculator
A salary of $400,000 in Blacksburg, Virginia should increase to $1,154,851 in Palo Alto, California
I dont think he makes 1.2 million in CA but i believe we would pay him 400K here.
To me, with Stanford being notorious for not paying assistants well and the cost of living being nearly 3x as much in Palo Alto. The money alone would be enough to leave. Not to mention being much closer to home and family.