After fifteen years of Sonny Lubick, Fort Collins finally had enough of him after he finished 7-17 in his final two seasons. Lubick went to nine bowl games going 3-6 and his best season was in 2000 when his Rams went 10-2.
Lubick went on to have 10 straight winning seasons and won six conference titles (WAC & MWC) from ’94-’03. It was also not just the final two that went bad, because he had actually had four straight non-winning seasons to end his long tenure.
With Lubick gone, enter the Fairchild era. He has a ton of coaching experience going back to the early 80s where he was at New Mexico, San Diego State, Colorado State, the Buffalo Bills, and the St. Louis Rams.
Fairchild is now entering his fourth season with the CSU Rams and is just 13-24 (6-18 MWC) with just one bowl appearance.