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November 22, 2022 32 mins
Sonny Lubick is an icon in Fort Collins, Colorado. The football field at Colorado State University has been in his name at two different stadiums. His first stint at CSU was as an offensive coordinator under Leon Fuller in the early 80's after he was fired from Montana State. He left Fort Collins then when Jack Elway asked him to be on his coaching staff at Stanford. That lasted until Jack and his staff were fired after the 1988 season. From there he joined Dennis Erickson's staff in Washington State for a few weeks before Erickson took the head coaching job at the University of Miami. Sonny followed and was part of two National Championships with the Hurricanes.

He became CSU's head coach in 1993 where he guided the Rams to 6 conference titles and 9 bowl games. Everybody loved (and still loves) Sonny. On November 26, 2007, CSU beat Wyoming and it was Sonny's last game coaching the Rams. Fans at the game didn't know their favorite coach was being fired, but Sonny, his coaches and a few others (including the host of this podcast) did. His firing was made official a few days later.

In Part One, Sonny goes back to his days growing up in Montana and recounts some great stories about how he started coaching and his path leading to CSU in 1993.

Hosted by Susie Wargin
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