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Jack Howell and Henry Blackburn are integral to the future of Colorado State football. Role models in the locker room and playmakers on the field, CSU’s safety tandem is leading the way for a Rams team that is in the midst of a major transition. If you’ve watched the Rams at all this fall, regardless of the score, No. 17…

Going back to the spring, the Colorado State coaches had been open about wanting to see more production from the linebackers. On more than one occasion both head coach Jay Norvell and defensive coordinator Freddie Banks expressed to the media that they wanted to see the group flying all over the field and being disruptive against the run. And particularly...

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C.J. Onyechi is in position to have a breakout season at Colorado State. The 6-foot-0, 245-pound edge rusher impressed throughout the spring and has continued to make a strong impression in fall camp with the Rams so far. Following CSU’s spring game in April, Jay Norvell spotlighted the defensive line as one of the stronger units on the team and...

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FORT COLLINS — Drew Rodriguez announced his commitment to Colorado State on Tuesday.  The three-star athlete out of Salem, Oregon currently has offers from Montana State, Northern Colorado and Portland State, according to 24/7Sports. However, according to his Twitter feed, Rodriguez has been on campus at a variety of other schools in both the Mountain West and Pac-12.  As a...

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FORT COLLINS — Colorado State picked up its 12th high school commitment for the 2023 cycle on Wednesday evening. Buom Jock, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect out of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia announced his commitment via Twitter.  Jock is a multi-sport athlete, participating in basketball, football and track & field. He currently plays wide receiver and free safety on...

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FORT COLLINS — Colorado State has recruited the West Coast and Pacific Northwest extremely aggressively since Jay Norvell came over from Nevada and so far the results have been impressive.  On Monday, following the final weekend of official visits for the month of June, the Rams picked up two more defensive commitments for the 2023 cycle, one from Oregon and one...

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Justin Michael discusses the latest two CSU Football commits, Kennedy McDowell and TJ Crandall, and talks about why he likes that this new staff is pursing multi-sport athletes. Justin then dives into the latest mock draft data for David Roddy and officially gives his prediction for where the former CSU superstar will be drafted. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael gives his thoughts on the 2022 NFL Draft, including Trey McBride being selected in the second round by the Arizona Cardinals. Throughout the episode Justin explains why it would have been cool to see Trey be a top 50 pick but also explains why it would have put a lot more pressure on him to dominate early, which is something we rarely see from tight ends in the NFL. Finally, Justin talks about why Ram fans should be encouraged about the future of the offense and the defense after seeing the way Nevada and Montana State produced pro players in this cycle. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael plays audio from the most recent interview with CSU defensive coordinator Freddie Banks and talks about what they learned from him after Thursday morning’s practice. Justin also talks about the latest recruiting news, including that CSU is in the mix for former Wyoming defensive end Solomon Byrd. Finally, Justin addresses other positions that the Rams could afford to add depth for this offseason. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

FORT COLLINS —  Colorado State Football held its final practice before the spring game and while the defense is certainly still a work in progress, according to defensive coordinator Freddie Banks, the fundamentals and technique have improved significantly over the last five weeks.  “That was the biggest thing about spring ball — just being able to execute our jobs. You see...

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FORT COLLINS — It’s been about a month since Jay Norvell was named head coach of the Colorado State football team. On Thursday he met with the media to provide an update on the status of the program and officially introduce his coordinators, Matt Mumme (offense) and Freddie Banks (defense).  Prior to the coordinators fielding questions themselves, Norvell spoke with the...

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Justin Michael gives his thoughts on Montana State defensive coordinator Freddie Banks, who is reportedly Jay Norvell’s target to take over at the same position in Fort Collins. Justin dives into Banks’ success this year and his quick ascension through the coaching ranks. Finally, Justin wraps up with a few thoughts on the No. 21 CSU Men’s Basketball program. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

DENVER — It’s been all about the offense since Jay Norvell was hired to take over the Colorado State football program. According to a report from Football Scoop on Monday, however, Norvell’s target for defensive coordinator is Freddie Banks (Montana State DC). An inside source has told DNVR that the first-year Bobcats defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach is who Norvell intends to...

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