By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to FootballScoop.com, the Colorado State Rams head coach Steve Addazio will not return in 2022. He lasted just two seasons at the school.
A national search has begun to find his replacement.
“The decision we have made today is not one we take lightly,” Director of Athletics Joe Parker said. “I am grateful to Steve Addazio and his coaching staff for their steadfast commitment to our student-athletes, both athletically and academically, to developing men of high character, and reinvigorating our locker room with a culture of toughness and accountability. However, after a thorough review of where our program stands today and our outlook for the future, looking at the totality of factors, I felt this was a necessary step.”
He will receive a $3 million buyout from the school. The buyout just happened to drop from $5 million to $3 million on December 2nd.
The Rams went 3-9 this season. Colorado State lost their last six games to conclude the season.
Their season got off to a rough start when they lost to an FCS school in September. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits defeated the Rams, 42-23, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Addazio was 4-12 in 16 games at the school. Due to a pandemic shortened season in 2020, the Rams went 1-3.
“Our expectation is to compete for conference championships and reach bowl eligibility each season,” Parker said. “Our student-athletes deserve that, our fans deserve that, our community deserves that, and our University deserves that. We live in one of America’s best cities, serve a world-class university, and I am confident we will find a stalwart leader who can meet those expectations head on.”