Bohn leaving San Diego State for CU

San Diego State athletic director Mike Bohn has agreed to return home to take the same post within Colorado's troubled department, the university announced Tuesday.

Bohn will be introduced as the replacement for Dick Tharp on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old Boulder, Colo., native has a tremendous task, repairing the damage done by scandals within the football program that contributed to the departure of Tharp, chancellor Richard Byyny and university president Betsy Hoffman.

Bohn, who graduated from Boulder High School and whose mother still lives in Boulder, met with reporters in California on Monday to discuss his departure from San Diego State, where he served as AD for about 18 months.

He said he was not deterred by the problems the CU athletic department.

"In these positions, you look for opportunity for a fit, and the opportunity to be in Boulder, my hometown, and be in the Big 12 and the BCS may never come up again," he said.

Bohn has already worked at Colorado's two other major Division I universities: He was an assistant athletics director at Air Force in 1984-92 and was an associate athletics director at Colorado State in 1995-98.

Bohn was Idaho's athletics director in 1998-2003 before leaving for San Diego State.

He also worked for the College Football Association in 1992-95, which was run by Chuck Neinas, the consultant Colorado hired to help with the search for Tharp's replacement.