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FORT COLLINS — Appreciate what you have.  A new era of Colorado State football kicked off on Tuesday as the Rams held the first of 15 spring practices on the turf field over on the west side of Canvas Stadium.  Donning a light blue button-up shirt, the kind you’d see an auto mechanic wearing in a body shop, Jay Norvell spoke...

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FORT COLLINS — Spring is here and with it comes football.  Colorado State held its first practice session of the spring period on Tuesday morning and according to first-year Rams coach Jay Norvell, this is the best time of the year for the coaching staff.  Games are exciting for the fans and the players but March and April are where the...

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DENVER — Jay Norvell is a breath of fresh air.  In an era of college football where access has become increasingly limited and doors have been closed both to the media and the communities in which the programs reside, Colorado State announced on Wednesday that all of its 15 practices in the spring period will be completely open to the public. Not only will scribes be welcome to attend the practices and get interviews with players and coaches but CSU fans will also be able to watch the team they love as the program transitions into an exciting new age.  CSU’s first spring practice will be on Tuesday, March 22. The first session will take place from roughly 7:00-9:00 a.m. MT,…

DENVER — Colorado State’s 2022 football schedule is officially here.  We don’t know kickoff times yet and dates are technically subject to change based on TV assignments. What we do know, though, is the order of the 12 game schedule. And although we’re still way too far out to make any type of legitimate predictions, we can at least try...

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Justin Michael dives into the 2022 recruiting class for CSU Football and what stands out to him about the first cycle under Jay Norvell. Justin talks about why he’s encouraged by CSU’s strong West Coast presence and the importance of starting pipelines in states that make sense for the Rams to recruit. He also talks about where CSU could afford to add another player or two through the transfer portal this spring. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael is joined by DNVR’s NFL Draft expert Andre Simone. Andre talks about what he’s seen from Trey McBride through the first two practices at the Senior Bowl and why it’s such a valuable experience for the legendary Ram. He explains specifically where Trey has stood out and why he believes Trey will be a first round selection. Finally, Justin and Andre talk about some of the other Mountain West stars at the event, including Carson Strong, Romeo Doubs and Chad Muma. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

DENVER — A new era of Colorado State football is here. New coaches, a new system, and a whole lot of new players. CSU’s 2022 recruiting class is now up to 28 signees, 19 of which are already on campus this spring.  The Rams announced 22 additions during the early recruiting period back in December, mostly offensive players, as the...

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DENVER — Happy trails, Timmy Chang.  Colorado State is already in need of a new wide receivers coach. Roughly one month after coming over from the University of Nevada with Jay Norvell, Matt Mumme and the crew, Chang has now been hired as the new head coach at University of Hawai’i.  A native of Oahu, an alumnus of the school and...

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DENVER — Colorado State picked up a verbal commitment from a Big 10 transfer on Monday. CJ Onyechi, a 6-foot-1, 250-pound edge rusher out of Rutgers, announced he plans to transfer to Fort Collins for his final season of eligibility.  Going back to 2017, his freshman season with the Scarlet Knights, Onyechi played in 43 total games for Rutgers. During that...

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FORT COLLINS — The man tasked with helping manage the offensive side of things for Colorado State football is not your average coordinator.  Matt Mumme, CSU’s associate head coach/quarterbacks coach, was hired to be Jay Norvell’s right hand man and co-pilot in bringing Nevada’s explosive approach to Canvas Stadium.  The son of Hal Mumme, the founder of the air raid offense,...

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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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DENVER — Jay Norvell is using the transfer portal to his advantage this winter. After signing 11 FBS transfers during the early recruiting period, the Rams have continued to pick up commitments from Division I players in the weeks since.  After locking down a commitment from wide receiver Matt Greenwald (Boise State) a few days ago, Colorado State secured a commitment...

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DENVER — A former local prep star is returning to the Centennial state to play for the Colorado State Rams. Matt Greenwald, who was a multi-sport standout at Fairview High School before signing with Boise State in 2019, announced on Twitter Friday that he will transfer to CSU.  https://twitter.com/MGreenwald23/status/1479269030598885380 During his three seasons playing for the varsity team at Fairview High School, the 6-foot-0, 197-pound wide receiver racked up 2,018 receiving yards on 95 catches. He had 22 touchdowns and averaged 21.2 yards per reception as well. A two-way player in his illustrious high school career, Greenwald recorded 85 total tackles, nine pass deflections and a pair of interceptions at defensive back. He averaged 25.1 yards per kickoff return to…

DENVER — Todd Centeio has found his next destination. Colorado State’s starting quarterback for all 12 games in 2021 previously announced that he entered the transfer portal earlier this month and he’s now posted that he will play his final season of eligibility at James Madison University. The news dropped on Twitter Wednesday evening.  An FCS powerhouse in recent years,...

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Justin Michael goes over the players that have entered the transfer portal since the start of the 2021 football season and gives his thoughts on the roster turnover. In the second half of the episode he gives the best options for a bowl game in Colorado. Ie. The Coors Mile High Bowl at Coors Field. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

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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Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. – Dennis Prager When I was five, we’d recently arrived home from the grocery store when my mom saw me eating a candy bar in my bedroom. She walked into the room to see...

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Justin Michael breaks down the 2022 signees so far and gives his thoughts on how roster turnover is always a bittersweet situation. In the second half of the episode he goes over Saturday’s game against Tulsa and why the No. 23 Rams need the win to keep respect, not earn it. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play https://youtu.be/08WvCHxLEe0

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