If Colorado State’s first game against Oregon State was test to see how Mike Bobo would deal with expectations, he absolutly aced it.
Opening up a brand new stadium against PAC-12 opponent Oregon State, Bobo and the Colorado State Rams steamrolled the Beavers. Bobo’s team outscored Oregon State 34-7 in the second half of the game to cruise to an easy 58-27 victory. He’ll get to play another PAC-12 team next week as the Rams take on in-state rival Colorado on Friday.
“There was a lot of pressure on our guys. Playing a PAC-12 opponent at home, lot of responsibility. They came out and fought for 60 minutes and played hard,” Bobo told CBS after the win.
Afterwards, Bobo received praise from just about all corners of the internet. Pundits and analysts alike took notice of the performance. From Kirk Herbstreit to Aaron Murray, people noticed the job Bobo has done in Fort Collins.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) August 26, 2017
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 26, 2017
@CoachBobo_CSU team out there doing work! Opening that new stadium with a bang
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) August 26, 2017
Bobo has taken the Rams to bowl games in each of his first two seasons and has Colorado State poised for a big year. The Rams have a huge test on Sept. 16 when they travel to take on No. 1 ranked Alabama, but it’s not out of the question that Colorado State could win 10 games this year.
The last coach to do that was Jim McElwain and he was hired to become the coach at Florida following that season. If Bobo can match or exceed McElwain’s accomplishments, it won’t be long before some SEC school comes inquiring about his services. The Ole Miss job is already open and there’s a chance that Texas A&M, Auburn or even Tennessee come open.
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