Colorado State officially introduces Mike Bobo as head coach

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A week after his name first surfaced as a possibility at Colorado State, and a day after his hiring was reportedly close to fruition, Mike Bobo to CSU is officially official.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, CSU president Tony Frank and interim athletic director John Morris introduced Bobo as the 22nd head coach in the football program’s history. Bobo will replace Jim McElwain, who left the Rams earlier this month to take the Florida job.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Mike Bobo to Colorado State to lead our football program,” Morris said in a statement sent out shortly before the press conference began. “He was extremely impressive throughout the entire interview process, and is one of the leading offensive minds in the country. In Coach Bobo we have found a coach who is committed to academics and the development of young men, and I’m proud to welcome him and his family to the Ram Family.”

Bobo had spent 16 of the past 17 seasons at Georgia, the last eight as offensive coordinator. He also played quarterback for the Bulldogs.

This will mark Bobo’s first stint as a head coach, which he will begin immediately as he will not remain with UGA through the bowl game.

Head coach Mark Richt is expected to be the primary play-caller during UGA’s Belk Bowl game vs. Louisville Dec. 30.

“I cannot be more excited to have the opportunity to lead the Colorado State football team into the future,” Bobo said. “It’s a special opportunity for my family and me, and we cannot wait to get started.”