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Colorado State hires Georgia aide Mike Bobo

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Colorado State is turning to another high-profile Southeastern Conference assistant to run its program, bringing in Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as head coach. The school confirmed the hiring late Monday night. Bobo will take over for Jim McElwain, who was hired in 2011, after helping SEC-power Alabama win two national titles as an offensive coordinator. McElwain bolted for Florida after leading the Rams to one of their best regular seasons in program history. The 40-year-old Bobo (at right in photo) is a former Georgia quarterback who has been on Mark Richt’s staff since 2001. Bobo was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007, taking over the play-calling duties from Richt. The Bulldogs averaged nearly 42 points per game this season. – AP

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