Colorado State University has appointed Mike Bobo to be head coach of the Rams’ football program. He will receive a base salary of $1.35 million as part of his five-year deal, reports the Coloradoan.
Bobo spent 14 years coaching at the University of Georgia, and was offensive coordinator for seven years.
During his tenure, Georgia won two Southeastern Conference championships, five SEC Eastern Division titles and eight bowl victories.
Earlier this month, CSU head coach Jim McElwain departed for a job in Florida.
McElwain accepted a $7.5-million dollar buyout, according to ESPN. Florida agreed to pay $3 million over six years to CSU and to a future game to resolve the buyout. McElwain reportedly also agreed to pay $2 million to CSU over time as part of a deal.
The Rams finished the 2014 season with 10-3 record.
CSU's president is currently pushing for a new stadium for the football team.
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