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Colorado State football coach under medical evaluation days before season opener

Posted at 3:28 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 17:30:51-04
Mike Bobo
Colorado State coach Mike Bobo walks the sidelines during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game against Marshall in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Marshall won 31-28. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

FORT COLLINS – Colorado State University announced Monday that Head Football Coach Mike Bobo is undergoing medical evaluation after he experienced numbness in his feet Saturday.

The announcement comes less than two weeks away from the team’s first game in against Hawaii on Aug. 25. According to a statement from Bobo, he felt numbness after a scrimmage on Saturday night, and doctors told him to go to the hospital for further testing.

CSU Athletics Director Joe Parker released the following statement:

“I want to express my care and concern for Mike Bobo and his family at this time. Our first priority is to focus on Mike’s health and well-being, and to support that process in every way we can. I share Mike’s confidence that we have tremendous leadership in our football program, and that the coaching staff will continue to successfully guide the team through practices and meetings while he is away.”

Bobo’s statement read in part:

“We have excellent coaches and excellent leadership in this program, and I have full confidence that they will continue to have tremendous preparation on and off the practice field for as long as I must be away. My family and I appreciate all of the great care and support we are receiving.”

The school has not named an interim coach.

Bobo compiled a 7-6 record in each of his three seasons as Rams head coach. He took over in 2014 for Jim McElwain, who left CSU to coach the Florida Gators.