The 2018 college football season will begin in less than two weeks. However, Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo has some other concerns to deal with outside of football at this time.
The program announced this afternoon that the 44-year-old Bobo is undergoing medical evaluation after experiencing numbness in his feet. He was admitted to the hospital over the weekend.
It hasn't been announced how long Bobo might be away from the team, but he said in an official statement that he feels "encouraged" with the news he's gotten thus far.
"I recently began to experience numbness in my feet. After our second scrimmage on Saturday night it was determined by doctors that I should be admitted to the hospital to undergo further testing. I feel very encouraged by the test results to this point and hope to have some answers soon. I also feel very encouraged about our 2018 CSU Football team. 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."
A former quarterback and assistant coach at Georgia, Bobo was hired as the head coach of Colorado State in 2015. He has led the team to three-straight 7-6 seasons, including trips to the Arizona, Famous Idaho Potato and New Mexico Bowls.
"I want to express my care and concern for Mike Bobo and his family at this time," Colorado State AD Joe Parker said. "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."
Colorado State will open its 2018 season early. The Rams will host Hawaii on Saturday, August 25.
The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET.
We'd like to extend our best wishes to Bobo. Get well soon, Coach.