But JT said he feels now is the right time and Stilwell is the right opportunity.
"I've always said it had to be the right job," he said. "I got the impression that they want to do what needs to be done to have a good football team. They have some great athletes, and the key is getting them out for football.
"They've taken a leap of faith with me. At the end of the day, they said they liked the excitement and energy that I bring. "
He also feels that the offensive set-up at Stilwell will be similar to that which helped the Fightin' Chicks to the postseason last year, making the transition easier.
Stilwell has a tough district to maneuver, with the likes of Sallisaw, Cascia Hall and Poteau gracing their schedule next season.
As for Chickasha, they'll add offensive coordinator to the list of roles to fill ahead of the preseason, along with an offensive line coach and a ninth grade coach. Cobble said they are in the process of conducting interviews.