Colorado State Hits a Homerun with the Hiring of Mike Bobo


Apr 12, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive coordinator Mike Bobo looks on from the sideline during the second half of the Georgia Spring Game at Sanford Stadium. The Red team won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It was a bad night for the Denver Broncos but for Colorado State, Monday night couldn’t have gotten much better. The men’s basketball team moved to 12-0 after learning they were ranked number 24 in the country. Then late Monday night, the school announced that they had reached a deal with Mike Bobo to be the 22nd Head Football Coach in the school’s history.

The deal is reportedly for five years and Bobo will be officially introduced at a 1:00pm press conference on Tuesday.

Bobo comes to Colorado State from the University of Georgia where he was the offensive coordinator. He also played quarterback for the Bulldogs and has been considered one of the better up and coming coaches for quite some time now.

Make no mistake, this is a homerun hire for Colorado State. This is the exact type of hire that I called for earlier on Monday; the type of hire that tells everyone that Colorado State is serious about growing their football program and building on the foundation that Jim McElwain left behind.

Bobo meets every requirement to lead this program into a new stadium and possibly even a bigger conference. On the field, Bobo is a great offensive mind and has coached many players who are now stars in the NFL. That list includes; AJ Green, Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno. Bobo will bring a pro-style offense to Fort Collins that should be attractive to recruits, which leads us to his biggest asset.

Bobo is known as one of the best recruiters in the country and was responsible for much of that talent choosing to go to Georgia. He knows how to find talent and he knows how to get that talent on campus. If the Rams are going to take that next step, then it has to start with recruiting and few are better than Bobo.

Lastly, Bobo is a dynamic presence who will sell the program. His name is well known around the country and that will be a huge factor in growing the program, not only in Colorado but around the country.

When McElwain left for Florida, I said this was a key moment in the school’s football history. They could go back to being the little school that could and hire a guy like Dave Baldwin or they could make a statement.

They made a statement that Colorado State is ready to make a big commitment to the football program.