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Ty McCullouch is the latest veteran player to leave the Colorado State football program. The senior wide receiver announced via Twitter that he will sit out the remainder of the 2022 season and use his redshirt year before entering the transfer portal in December. McCullouch is the fourth wide receiver to leave the team this month, joining Dante Wright, Melquan…...

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DENVER — Barry Wesley has played his final game for the Green & Gold. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive lineman announced via Instagram that he’s declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.  A local prospect out of Bear Creek High School, Wesley was not heavily recruited before walking on at Colorado State in 2017. However, it didn’t take long for him to...

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DENVER — Colorado State (1-3) is losing a pair of veterans on the roster. Running back Marcus McElroy Jr. first announced his decision to transfer on Wednesday morning and shortly after it was reported by Rivals that defensive tackle Ellison Hubbard has entered the transfer portal as well. Hubbard has since confirmed to DNVR that he is in fact transferring. Hubbard has played in 45 career games, including all eight under Steve Addazio. His role has definitely decreased since Mike Bobo left town though. For his career, Hubbard has 96 total tackles, 16.5 of which went for a loss. He also has 10.5 career sacks. In 2018 and 2019, Hubbard was a consistent force for the Rams on the defensive line…

Justin Michael talks about Saturday’s watch party for Toledo at Panhandler’s Pizza. He then explores the biggest ‘what ifs’ for Colorado State Football over the last decade. Ie. What if Jim McElwain would have never left for Florida, or what if Rashard Higgins would have returned for his senior season? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael talks about the weird unwritten rules of being a sports reporter and why it’s silly everyone overreacted to the Bryan Harsin situation at Auburn, before diving into CSU Football’s first scrimmage of fall camp. The event was not open to the public or media, but Steve Addazio, Todd Centeio and Dequan Jackson met with local reporters after the exhibition. Topics discussed include: execution in the two minute offense, where the Rams need to grow, and who stood out on Saturday. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

 DENVER — There’s something special about No. 80.  Rick Upchirch (1975-83), Mark Jackson (1986-92) and of course, Rod Smith (1995-2007).  In his 11 seasons with the Denver Broncos Smith recorded 849 receptions for 11,389 yards and 68 touchdown catches. The former undrafted wide receiver and eventual two-time world champion was one of the most popular players to suit up for...

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LAS VEGAS — Trey McBride is well revered around the Mountain West.  Asking opposing players and coaches about the veteran tight end, it’s clear that No. 85 is respected both for his talent and competitive drive. Even starters from rival schools talked up McBride and his potential to be an impact player in the NFL.  “Going against Trey, he’s an animal....

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LAKEWOOD, CO. — Olabisi Johnson hasn’t forgotten his roots. The former Colorado State standout and 2019 seventh round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings has established himself as a legitimate NFL wide receiver. In his two professional seasons Johnson has 45 receptions for 483 yards and three touchdowns. Instead of vacationing somewhere tropical or maybe enjoying a little downtime in the offseason, though, Johnson is instead giving back to the community that helped shape him into the man and player he is today.  Johnson, 24, spent two hours interacting with and coaching youth football players at Bear Creek High School Thursday evening. The second portion of a three-night camp at his alma mater, Johnson gave advice, emphasized proper technique, and…

Justin Michael is joined by former Colorado State running back Izzy Matthews (2015-18). Throughout the podcast the two discuss the highs and lows of the Mike Bobo era, reflect on how close things were to being different, and Izzy gives his unique perspective on what prevented the Rams from reaching a Mountain West Championship Game during his four years. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

FORT COLLINS, CO. — ‘He gone’. Luke McAllister was one of the most highly anticipated recruits to sign with Colorado State in the last decade.  Originally committed to the program under Mike Bobo, McAllister became a fan favorite as he very publicly pledged his allegiance to the Rams through the transition to Steve Addazio. The former Palmer Ridge High School...

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Justin Michael is joined by KOA radio host Ryan Edwards. Throughout the episode the two discuss the state of college football in Colorado and the uphill battle for relevancy in a state dominated by pro sports. They also reflect on the glory years under Sonny Lubick, why it’s good for everyone if CSU and CU are both competitive, and Warren Jackson’s chances of making the active roster in Denver. Ryan also tells a fun story about being in the private suite with Jerry Jones and Steve Atwater as the Rams upset the Arkansas Razorbacks at Canvas Stadium. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael is joined by former CSU wide receiver Joe Hansley. The interview starts with Justin asking Joe about his prestigious high school career, what sold him on Colorado State, and the transition from running back to wide receiver. Throughout the episode, Joe explains that CSU had to establish a winning identity under Jim McElwain and goes over how they were able to do so. Joe goes over the differences in coaching styles between McElwain and Mike Bobo, as well as what it was like when Florida was publicly courting his head coach. Finally, Joe talks about the pride of representing CSU as a Colorado kid, where his favorite spots in Old Town were, and what some of the craziest…

Justin Michael is joined by 2021 NFL Draft prospect Warren Jackson. Throughout the podcats Justin asks Warren about his training process, what it was like sitting out in 2020, and whether or not Jackson feels he put enough on tape to showcase his abilities. The two also talk about the Mike Bobo era, learning under Alvis Whitted, transitioning from Collin Hill to Patrick O’Brien, and what Jackson will miss most CSU/FoCo. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael is joined by the Rams’ former starting center Jake Bennett. Bennett talks about his experiences in the AAF as well as the CFL, and why he decided to hang up his helmet for good. Bennett talks about the highs and lows of his days at CSU, and what it was like trying to rebab through multiple major injuries while the Rams went on to crack the top 25 in 2014. Bennett goes over the allegations against Mike Bobo and shares some of his favorite stories about his teammates. Finally, Justin and Jake reminisce about some of their high school experiences, before going over the best Thanksgiving food options. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify…

Justin Michael is joined by former Rams tight end Dalton Fackrell (2016-17). Throughout the episode, Dalton goes over the highs and lows of his playing days at Colorado State. The two discuss a weird 2016 season and what might have been if Collin Hill hadn’t gotten injured. The two also discussed Nick Stevens’ success after reclaiming the starting position and what made No. 7 such a special QB in his own right. Also in the episode: Dalton responds to the allegations against Mike Bobo and his staff, he discusses inventing the Coffee Bomb at Lucky Joe’s with Jake Bennett, and gives his thoughts on the 2020 Rams so far. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link…

Justin Michael gives his takes on a fun day of college football before discussing his final takeaways from the investigations into CSU Athletics. In the second half of the episode, Justin goes over the conference schedules for both CSU men’s basketball and CSU women’s basketball. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Shortly after allegations of violating proper COVID-19 protocols, reports of racism and verbal abuse came out about Colorado State football in early August.  As a result, Joyce McConnell and Joe Parker suspended all athletic activities back on Aug. 8, and added a racial climate review to what was already an ongoing investigation into the program by Husch Blackwell.  Here’s what we now know. Introduction The three sports that this portion of the investigation focused on were track and field, football and women’s basketball. According to the findings, most student-athletes that participated disputed that there is, “pervasive racial inequities” or harassment within their teams or athletic department as a whole. The individuals that did express concerns, however, pointed…

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — We seem to be nearing a conclusion to the ongoing investigation into Colorado State football.  According to Wednesday’s report from Football Scoop, an announcement with the findings is expected to be released by the end of the week. Here is a rundown of everything that’s happened this fall and an explanation of what we know as of right now. Following the initial report of alleged COVID-19 procedural violations by the football staff, CSU’s president, Joyce McConnell, announced that she was investigating the situation roughly eight weeks ago. In an email sent out to faculty and students, McConnell said the following: “I tell you all now that nothing is more important to me or to CSU than…

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