Colorado State lost one head coach to the SEC, so perhaps it is only fitting it might be finding its next head coach from the SEC. Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will reportedly be the new head coach once a deal can be finalized between Bobo and Colorado State.
The Denver Post reported Monday that final interviews between Colorado State officials, including university president Tony Frank, and Bobo were held Sunday. If all goes to plan, Bobo could be introduced as the new head coach as early as Tuesday.
Bobo’s offense at Georgia has consistently been in the top half of the SEC in scoring offense since he assumed the role of offensive coordinator in 2006. This season Georgia led the SEC in scoring offense (41.7 points per game). If Bobo is the new man in charge of the Colorado State football program, he will be stepping out of his element. The Georgia native played quarterback at Georgia and had been an assistant coach at Georgia for all but one season since 1998.
But the good news for Colorado State is their last coaching hire out of the SEC panned out pretty well.
Colorado State is replacing Jim McElwain as head coach. McElwain accepted a job offer to become the new head coach at Florida and did not coach the Rams in the Las Vegas Bowl.
10:46 p.m. ET Update: The hire is now official.
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