Colorado State appoints Mike Bobo head football coach

CoachSocialMedia 625x6253Colorado State University President Tony Frank Monday announced the appointment of Mike Bobo to be head coach of the Rams’ football program. Bobo will be the 22nd head coach in the history of the program, and comes to Fort Collins after spending the past 14 seasons at Georgia, including the last eight as offensive coordinator.

A press conference to introduce Coach Bobo is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m., in Bob Davis Hall in Moby Arena on the CSU campus.

The press conference also will be live streamed at

The Rams completed the 2014 season with a record of 10-3, earning double-digit wins for just the fifth time in school history, and played in a Dec. 20 bowl game in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2002-03.

Career at Georgia

Bobo’s career at Georgia, where he played collegiately, began in January 2001, when head coach Mark Richt hired him as quarterbacks coach for his second stint with the school. He was promoted by Richt to offensive coordinator in 2007.

During his time at UGA, Bobo helped lead the Bulldogs to 135 victories, including two Southeastern Conference championships, five SEC Eastern Division titles and eight bowl victories.

In 2014 Bobo led a Bulldogs offense that averaged 41.7 points per game, which ranked eighth nationally, and racked up 454.9 yards of total offense per game. Against teams currently ranked in the top 25, UGA compiled a 3-2 record while scoring 34.4 points per game.

Additionally, the Bulldogs’ offense ranked in the top 15 nationally in rushing offense (255.0; 12th FBS), team passing efficiency (157.86; ninth FBS), scoring offense (41.7; eighth FBS) and fourth-down conversion percentage (85.7%; first FBS).