Despite the rest of the college football world warning that it was a horrible idea, the Colorado State Rams hired Steve Addazio as head football coach ahead of the 2020 season- with Urban Meyer even playing a huge part in the search process! Addazio had been heavily mocked in college football circles after going exactly .500 over seven seasons at Boston College, in a tenure that was most remembered nationally for his “guys being dudes” videos and an outdated — by about three decades — football philosophy.

It’s gone exactly as many college football followers figured it would at Colorado State. The Rams went 1-3 in the COVID-shortened 2020 season, and they entered Saturday with a 3-8 record on the 2021 season- which has included home losses to South Dakota State and Vanderbilt, road losses to Hawaii and Wyoming, and the most embarrassing conclusion to a college football game this season. The talent on this CSU roster is much better than the results would suggest- and it highlights the importance of coaching.

Well, CSU somehow entered as only three-point underdogs at home against Carson Strong and Nevada on Saturday night, and Nevada proceeded to outscore the Rams 31-0 in the first half.

In comical, fitting fashion, the half even featured Addazio being ejected from the game. Addazio received two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and was thrown out with CSU trailing 28-0 in the second quarter.

What a perfect way for Addazio to cap off his two seasons with the Rams.

Addazio is in no way deserving of continuing to coach this team, but it remains to be seen if Joe Parker and the CSU athletic department would actually be willing to eat the buyout. And if Parker truly thinks Addazio should remain the coach if we eliminate the contract from the conversation, well, that’s an even bigger concern for the program going forward.

Things figure to get worse before they get better for the CSU program with each day Addazio remains head coach. This season — which concludes with six straight losses — has demonstrated as much.

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