Colorado State To Name Jay Norvell Head Coach
Per reports, CSU is making an intraconference hire
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Norvell to bring the air raid to Fort Collins.
Just days after firing Steve Addazio, Colorado State has their eyes set on their next coach. First reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports and confirmed by Kevin Lytle of the Coloradoan, the Rams are going to make a splash and hire Jay Norvell away from Nevada.
Many are asking why would he make a lateral move and it all boils down to a couple things: Money and Resources. Colorado State has ambitions to move to the Big 12 conference and have poured money into the football program to do so. Norvell was making only $600,000 as Nevada’s head coach. Steve Addazio was making $1.55 million before being fired.
Norvell’s tenure at Nevada has been a strong one in recent years. With wins coming over P5 teams such as Cal, Oregon State, and Purdue. His record at Nevada is 33-26, going 30-17 over the past four years. He has put Nevada on an upward trend and looks to get Colorado State on the same track.
Introducing the 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵 head football coach at Colorado State…@CoachJayNorvell‼️ pic.twitter.com/M53XbrlB6a
— Colorado State Football (@CSUFootball) December 6, 2021
His offenses are explosive and fan friendly. He turned Nevada into an offensive powerhouse and has Carson Strong in contention as a potential Day 1 pick in the NFL Draft. This hire is the complete opposite of Addazio’s offensive philosophy.
Norvell’s coaching career runs deep, going back to the mid 1980s. His career has included stops at Nebraska, UCLA, Texas, Arizona State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Iowa State and he also spent time in the NFL with the Colts and Raiders.
This is an unexpected hire to say the least, but could be a welcome one for Colorado State fans. He knows the Mountain West and has been a successful coach, so he knows what it takes to win. Now lets imagine what he can do with more resources at his disposal.