MEDIA ADVISORY: Colorado State University appoints Mike Bobo as head football coach

FORT COLLINS — Colorado State University President Tony Frank today announced the appointment of Mike Bobo to be head coach of the Rams’ football program. Bobo will be the 22nd head coach in the history of the program, and comes to Fort Collins after spending the past 14 seasons at Georgia, including the last eight as offensive coordinator.

A press conference to introduce Coach Bobo is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23.

WHO:         CSU President Tony Frank, Interim Athletics Director John Morris, Head Coach Mike Bobo

WHAT:       Press conference to introduce Mike Bobo as CSU’s head football coach

WHEN:       Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 – 1 p.m.

WHERE:     Bob Davis Hall (Moby Arena South Concourse) on the CSU campus (1005 W. Plum St.)

    *Livestream video available at beginning at 1 p.m.*

The Rams completed the 2014 season on Saturday with a record of 10-3, earning double-digit wins for just the fifth time in school history, and played in a bowl game in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2002-03.

Bobo’s 14-year stint at Georgia, where he played collegiately, began in January 2001, when head coach Mark Richt hired him as quarterbacks coach, for his second stint with the school. He was promoted by Richt to offensive coordinator in 2007.

During his time at UGA, Bobo helped lead the Bulldogs to 135 victories, including two Southeastern Conference championships, five SEC Eastern Division titles and eight bowl victories.  

In 2014 Bobo led a Bulldogs offense that averaged 41.7 points per game, which ranked eighth nationally, and racked up 454.9 yards of total offense per game. Against teams currently ranked in the top 25, UGA compiled a 3-2 record while scoring 34.4 points per game.

Additionally, the Bulldogs’ offense ranked in the top 15 nationally in rushing offense (255.0; 12th FBS), team passing efficiency (157.86; 9th FBS), scoring offense (41.7; 8th FBS) and fourth-down conversion percentage (85.7%; 1st FBS).