FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State University head football coach Mike Bobo has stepped away from the team while he is medically evaluated after experiencing numbness in his feet in recent weeks.
Bobo said Monday that he “recently” began to experience the numbness and that doctors urged him to be admitted to the hospital after the team’s second scrimmage on Saturday.
“I feel very encouraged by the test results to this point and hope to have some answers soon,” Bobo said in a statement released by CSU Athletics Monday afternoon.
Bobo is entering his fourth season as the Rams’ head coach. He led CSU to a 7-6 overall record and a 5-3 record in Mountain West Conference play last season. The Rams’ season ended in a 31-28 lost to Marshall at the New Mexico Bowl.
“I want to express my care and concern for Mike Bobo and his family at this time,” CSU Athletics Director Joe Parker said in a statement. “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.”
The athletic department did not say how the coaching tree might be affected during Bobo’s time away on Monday. But Bobo said he was confident in where the program stands headed into the season.
“I also feel very encouraged about our 2018 CSU Football team,” Bobo said. “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.”