When Colorado State coach Mike Bobo learned his players had planned a team barbecue on Friday, he wanted to do something special for his new team.
So Bobo rented an ice cream truck and drove it onto CSU’s campus to deliver dessert.
“We knew they were having a barbecue and wanted to surprise them,” Bobo said. “I surprised them and drove up in an ice cream truck.”
When Bobo and Rams offensive coordinator Will Friend located the ice cream truck in Fort Collins, Colorado, the truck’s owner wanted Bobo to only scoop the ice cream and serve his players.
“No, I don’t want to serve it,” Bobo told him. “I want to drive the truck.”
The owner reluctantly agreed to let Bobo get behind the wheel. The Rams were surprised to see their new coach pop his head out of the truck’s window.
“It’s Friday. The Big Worm is here!” Bobo told them, referring to the main antagonist in the first "Friday" movie.
The only problem: Colorado State was hosting a girls’ volleyball camp, and many of the campers thought the truck was there for them.
Bobo, 41, is about to begin his first season as a head coach after spending the past 14 seasons as an assistant at Georgia, his alma mater. He replaces Jim McElwain, who left to become Florida’s head coach after guiding the Rams to a 10-3 record in 2014.