Colorado State Rams Football Season Preview History
2011 Colorado State Football Preview:
Although Colorado State struggled to a 3-9 record in 2010, such may not be the case this year. The Rams are returning a number of key pieces in 2011, and with fourth year coach Steve Fairchild at the helm, they will have some experienced leadership. With a favorable schedule and a bit of luck, there's no reason why the Rams can't get back to the post season.
The offense will be led by sophomore quarterback Pete Thomas, who started every single game as a true freshman last season. Although he had his fair share of growing pains, he certainly has the skill set to be a big time quarterback. He'll also have the help of some talented role players including junior receiver Lou Greenwood, and linemen Paul Madesen and Joe Caprioglio.
As for the defense, the Rams are blessed with one of the most talented players in the country in linebacker Mychal Sisson. The senior will lead the relatively experienced defense which features sophomore Mike Orakpo at linebacker and senior strong safety Ivory Herd, both of whom can make waves in a conference that will be ripe for the taking.
2010 Colorado State Football Preview:
Despite the recent woes of the Colorado State football team, 2010 might be the year that starts a long-term run toward to the top of the Mountain West Conference. In 2008, new coach and former Rams quarterback Steve Fairchild led the team to fourth place in the conference and a bid to the New Mexico Bowl, its first bowl game invitation in three years.
But the Rams were unable to build on that success last season, finishing in last place with a 3-9 overall record and 0-8 record within the conference.
On the bright side, Colorado State has taken on enough young talent to begin rebuilding their program. Though no starting quarterback has been selected this season, one thing's for sure: - it will be a freshman. Pete Thomas and Nico Ranieri are competing to be the new offensive spark as the Rams start 2010. Whoever wins the spot will be responsible for helping develop a young offensive line and getting a slew of new running backs and receivers enough touches to gain experience in future seasons.
As Colorado State looks to get back on its feet, the biggest game all year might be the season opener, the Rocky Mountain Showdown against Colorado on September 4th.
2009 Colorado State Football Preview:
Head Coach: Steve Fairchild
The Colorado State Rams head into their 2nd season under Head Coach Steve Fairchild. CSU finished at 7-6 in 2008, a record they should improve upon in 2009 even in a tough Mountain West Conference. If the Rams do get things going in the right direction out of the gate, then expect the crowds at Sonny Lubick Field to be rocking in 2009.
2008 Colorado State Football Preview:
The Colorado State Rams football team will embark on an exciting season this year and begin a new era in Rams football. With a new coach in Steve Fairchild, the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, Colorado State will fight to improve their standing in the Mountain West Conference (MWC) and hope to secure a bowl bid this coming season. Fairchild learned as an assistant coach at Colorado State under Rams coaching legend Sonny Lubick and has received a full endorsement form the outgoing coach. Hughes Stadium in Ft. Collins will fill to capacity this season as Rams fans get a peek into the future of their beloved football program.