Colorado State Introduces Mike Bobo as Their Next Head Football Coach


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

Mike Bobo was officially introduced as Colorado State’s Head Football Coach on Tuesday afternoon and as introductory press conferences go, this was one of the most impressive one’s I’ve ever seen.

I fully understand that these press conferences are designed to make everyone look good but Bobo was impressive. He made it clear that he wants to be in Fort Collins and wants to be a part of the community. When asked if he agreed with President Tony Frank that the CSU job is a dream job, Bobo responded:

"“I wouldn’t be here if this wasn’t a dream job.”"

Does that mean he’s going to coach the Rams for the next 30 years? Of course not, but it is clear that he is committed to the university, the community and the state. Bobo made that commitment clear when he told the assembled media that he would not coach in Georgia’s upcoming bowl game.

Bobo indicated that there was too much work to do with the Rams; he has to put together a staff, meet the current players and begin recruiting. Knowing his mind would be in Fort Collins, Bobo said it would not be fair to the Georgia players for him to return to coach in the bowl game.

Bobo talked a lot about family; both his own and the family atmosphere he hopes to build around the football program. He understands that if the program is going to go where everyone wants it to go, then it’s going to take everyone’s best effort.

He talked a lot about people and it’s the people that you surround yourself with that will ultimately determine success. Bobo said he felt great about President Frank and the other people who were involved in the interview process. He then touched on the commitment of the university towards the football program.

"“Commitment is there. I believe this place can be a championship program…it is in place to take off and do something special.”"

On the field, Bobo said the Rams would run a pro-style offense that would feature a no huddle approach. They will strive for balance but there will be a lot of three and four wide receiver sets.

As I wrote late last night, the Rams hit a homerun with the hiring of Bobo and his opening act only reaffirmed that belief. He was honest, genuine and excited to be a part of the university and the community.