Mike Bobo
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamColorado State
ConferenceMountain West
Biographical details
Born (1974-04-09) April 9, 1974 (age 46)
Augusta, Georgia
Playing career
Head coaching record

Robert Michael Bobo (born (1974-04-09)April 9, 1974) is an American college football coach and is the head coach of the Colorado State Rams football team. He succeeded Jim McElwain at CSU, making him the second consecutive SEC offensive coordinator hired to coach the Rams.[1] Before joining the Rams, he spent all but one of the first 22 years of his adult life with the Georgia Bulldogs as a player or assistant coach.

Playing careerEdit

Bobo played for the Thomasville High School Bulldogs (Thomasville, GA) before playing college football at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA). He holds several Georgia passing records.

As a senior in 1997, he threw for 2,751 yards on 199 completions in 306 attempts and had 19 TD to just 8 INT.

Coaching careerEdit


Bobo remained at Georgia as a member of the football administrative staff under Jim Donnan. After one year as a graduate assistant, he went to Jacksonville State as quarterbacks coach.

A year later, he returned to Georgia as quarterbacks coach under newly hired Mark Richt. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007. He is widely known for his knack in grooming successful Quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford, Aaron Murray and David Greene. in 2012, Bobo was a finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach.

Colorado StateEdit

On December 23, 2014 Bobo took the head coaching job at Colorado State University, that was previously held by Jim McElwain who left for the head coaching vacancy at the University of Florida. Coming off McElwain's 10-3 season, Bobo's first three teams went 7–6, with all losing in low-level bowl games. In 2017, they began play in newly built Canvas Stadium.

The 2018 season started disastrously, as Colorado State lost badly to Hawaii in their home opener, Colorado, Florida, and FCS Illinois State. Their lone win during that stretch came with a come-from-behind victory at home against Arkansas.

The Rams finished a dismal 3-9, their worst record since the Steve Fairchild era.

Coaching treeEdit

Assistant coaches under Bobo who became NCAA head coaches:

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Colorado State (Mountain West Conference) (2015–present)
2015 Colorado State 7–6 5–3 T–2nd (Mountain) L Arizona
2016 Colorado State 7–6 5–3 T–4th (Mountain) L Famous Idaho Potato
2017 Colorado State 7–6 5–3 T–2nd (Mountain) L New Mexico
2018 Colorado State 3–9 2–6 5th (Mountain)
2019 Colorado State 0-1 (Mountain)
Colorado State: 24–28 17–15
Total: 24–28
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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