Mike Bobo will return in 2019

Mike Bobo will be the head football coach for Colorado State in 2019. Athletic Director Joe Parker announced that Bobo would be retained in an open letter to the CSU fanbase on Monday.

In the letter to the CSU faithful, Parker thanked fans for their support in a challenging season and expressed support for Bobo’s leadership. According to Parker, the 2018 season’s final outcome was not acceptable, but the fourth-year AD commended Bobo and Co. for their character both on and off the field.

“Our mission to excel was not achieved by the on-field results,” Parker said in a statement. “The shortfalls will be remedied to ensure future performances demonstrate excellence. Winning is important, it is our expectation and we will do it in the right way, with integrity.”

Since taking over in 2015, Bobo is 24-27 as head coach of the Rams. Despite owning a losing record, Bobo has led CSU to the postseason in three of his four seasons in Fort Collins, but the Rams have not won a bowl game under the 44-year old coach yet.

Perhaps even more frustrating for the fans though, has been Bobo’s lack of success against CSU’s biggest foes. The Rams have not won a rivalry game since 2015 and Bobo is currently 2-14 against Air Force, Boise State, Colorado and Wyoming.

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