Following today’s loss to Boise State to drop Colorado State to 4-8 on the season, sources tell FootballScoop, barring an unexpected change, that director of athletics Joe Parker is planning to make a change at head coach.
In his first head coaching job, Mike Bobo put together three straight 7-6 seasons, each of them ending with a loss in the bowl game. The 2018 season saw a dip to 3-9, and this season saw just four wins.
After that 3-9 season in 2018, Bobo decided to forgo a $100,000 increase to his pay.
Last year, Bobo missed some time with the team as he battled some health issues from a rare disease called peripheral nueropathy that causes him both numbness and needling pain in both of his feet.
Earlier this season, we took a look at deep look at Bobo’s contract and buyout situation.
Bobo’s coaching journey up to the Colorado State job was an interesting one. He played quarterback at UGA in the 90’s, got his start as a graduate assistant with the program just a few years later. He spent one season at Jacksonville State in 2000, but from 2001-2014, Bobo was a mainstay with the Georgia program, first as quarterbacks coach before adding the offensive coordinator duties in 2007.
Colorado State’s last two head coaching hires have come from the SEC offensive coordinator ranks, first with Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, and then Bobo, who was serving as the offensive coordinator at Georgia. McElwain won 8 and 10 games with the program in 2013 and 2014 before leaving for the Florida job.
Sources tell FootballScoop Ohio State assistant head coach offense – running Tony Alford is expected to be a prime candidate for the job. Alford was an All-WAC running back at Colorado State in the late 80s / early 90s. Following six seasons at Notre Dame he has served on Urban Meyer and now Ryan Day’s staff at Ohio State the past 5 seasons. Sources tell FootballScoop Alford writes a letter to the current Colorado State team each season (and it is awesome).
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