For those that love to hate Colorado State’s new head football coach, this will go over real well.
Earlier this week, Colorado State stunned many (most?) observers by introducing Steve Addazio as its next head football coach. It had previously been reported that former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was aiding the university in a search that ultimately ended up with Addazio, who was on Meyer’s coaching staff at Florida for all five seasons in Gainesville. Two other reported finalists for the job had connections to Meyer as well — OSU running backs coach Tony Alford and OSU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson.
In answering criticisms of what some have described as Meyer’s overreaching role in the search, CSU athletic director Joe Parker told the Denver Post Thursday evening that the coach-turned-college football analyst “was advising; there was no way where he was trying to shape the decision for us.”
That assertion will certainly be put to the test as FootballScoop.com reported overnight that Addazio is expected to add Corey Dennis to his first CSU coaching staff, likely as quarterbacks coach. Dennis is a senior quality control analyst at Ohio State… and is Meyer’s son-in-law. The Post subsequently confirmed Dennis’ expected addition.
Additionally, FootballScoop.com reported that Louie Addazio will likely be named as the Rams’ offensive line coach. Addazio is a graduate assistant at Ohio State and is, as the surname suggests, the new CSU head coach’s son.
As of yet, neither of the hires have been confirmed or announced by the football program.