Addazio named new head coach at CSU
LARAMIE -- Colorado State has found its man.
The new head coach of the Rams is Steve Addazio, who was hired by the school today to replace Mike Bobo, who went 7-17 in his last two season in Fort Collins, including six straight losses to Front Range rivals Wyoming, Colorado and Air Force.
Addazio is the 23rd head coach in CSU history. He is also the fourth in the last dozen years. He reportedly signed a five-year deal with the school. The terms of the deal have yet to be released.
"Colorado State University is a world-class institution, and Fort Collins is an incredible city to live in and to be able to recruit to," Addazio said in a press release. "Our program will be one built on toughness and passion, and we will work tirelessly to develop men of character to return championship-level football back to Colorado State."
Addazio comes to Fort Collins from Boston College, where he coached the Eagles the past seven seasons. BC was 44-44 in Addazio's tenure in Chestnut Hill.
Urban Meyer, the former CSU assistant who reportedly aided in this hire, employed Addazio for six seasons on his staff at the University of Florida. Addazio was also the head coach at Temple from 2011-12.
Addazio led the Owls past Wyoming 37-15 in the 2011 New Mexico Bowl.
Fan/ media reaction
After the addition of Addazio was announced Wednesday afternoon, plenty of fans and media members from all over the Mountain West gave their two cents.
The overwhelming sentiment in Fort Collins ... not exactly on board yet.
Not everyone in Ram Land was upset about the new addition ...
And how about the reaction from rival fans ...