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Mike Bobo will be Colorado State's next head coach


UPDATE: Bobo will be announced as Colorado State's new head coach at a 3pm EST press conference Tuesday.

Colorado State is closing in on a deal to name Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as its next head coach, according to a report from the Denver Post on Monday afternoon. The Post reports that a deal is imminent but not done at this time.

5:26 p.m. ET update: Matt Stephens of the Coloradoan reports the deal is done.

The Post also reported that Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost was contacted about the job, but chose to remain in Eugene.

Should the deal be consummated, Bobo would be the second straight SEC offensive coordinator hired away to serve as Colorado State's head coach. The Rams made Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain their head coach following the 2011 season, and he led a program that had posted three straight 3-9 season to an 18-8 mark over the past two seasons. McElwain parlayed that success into the Florida job, which led Colorado State to Bobo.

The main difference between the two, however, is experience - and, specifically, experience west of the Rocky Mountains. McElwain was 49 when Colorado State made him a first-time head coach, a Montana native and possessed more than 15 years experience in the Big Sky Conference in addition to stops at Louisville, Michigan State, Fresno State and with the Oakland Raiders before arriving in Tuscaloosa.

Bobo, 40, is an Augusta, Ga., native, a former Bulldog quarterback, and has spent one year of his professional life outside the state of Georgia - as the quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State in 2000. We discussed the possibility of Bobo-to-Colorado State on FootballScoop radio Sunday night.

Under Bobo's direction, Georgia ranked eighth nationally in scoring offense (41.7 points per game), seventh in yards per play (6.82), ninth in passing efficiency (157.85), 13th in rushing (255 yards per game) and seventh in yards per carry (6.1).

Colorado State concluded a 10-3 season with a 45-10 loss to Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Georgia (9-3) faces Louisville in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30.

Should the hire be completed, Michigan and Pittsburgh would be the only remaining open jobs in FBS.

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