Steve Addazio named head coach at Colorado State
The Colorado State Rams have named Steve Addazio as their new head coach.
The school confirmed the news Wednesday, announcing that Addazio was signing a five-year contract starting at $1.5 million per year, increasing by $50,000 a year.
According to Pat Forde of SI, Urban Meyer helped the Rams with their search process, which helps explain why Addazio got the job. Meyer and Addazio worked together at Notre Dame, and the former Boston College coach was on Meyer’s staff at Florida.
Addazio himself is 57-55 as a head coach, primarily with Boston College. He also spent two years at Temple in 2011 and 2012.
The hiring comes as a bit of a surprise, as it appeared that another ex-college coach had the inside track on the job. That didn’t pan out, and it’s Addazio who gets the nod.