Colorado State's Mike Bobo will coach Rams in opener after hospital stay

Colorado State football coach Mike Bobo said Wednesday that he'll coach the Rams against Hawaii in Saturday's season opener.

Bobo, who had been hospitalized since Aug. 11 while being treated for numbness in his feet, returned to the Rams' practice on Wednesday. The school posted a video on Twitter of Bobo arriving at practice on a golf cart.

Bobo said after practice that he was released from the hospital on Tuesday and will likely lead the team from the coaches' booth instead of the sideline Saturday.

"I really can't put in words how excited I am to be back," he told reporters.

Bobo, 44, announced last week that he was being treated for peripheral neuropathy and was encouraged by the ongoing medical testing. He was transferred to a Denver hospital over the weekend.

He was hospitalized following the Rams' scrimmage on Aug. 11, after experiencing numbness in his feet. He had knee replacement surgery this past spring; doctors ruled that out as a cause of his condition.

Bobo, a former Georgia quarterback and longtime offensive coordinator under former Bulldogs coach Mark Richt, is 21-18 in three seasons at Colorado State. He is the first Rams coach to lead his teams to bowl games in each of his first three seasons.

Bobo is also the team's offensive playcaller. Quarterbacks coach Ronnie Letson and offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Dave Johnson were handling those duties in his absence. Bobo reviewed film of CSU's practices and game planned while he was hospitalized.