New Athletic Director

By: AP
By: AP

It's not official, but San Diego State athletic director Mike Bohn is already talking like he's the next A-D at the University of Colorado.

A news conference was hastily called in San Diego today, before he was scheduled to fly to Colorado and meet with CU officials.

During the news conference, Bohn says there was no other program in the country -- except his hometown of Boulder -- that he would leave San Diego for.

He went on to say that he wished he could take his entire staff with him.

The CU athletic department says there hasn't been an announcement.

The 44-year-old Bohn grew up in Boulder, and his mother, Marlyn, lives in town.

The Daily Camera is reporting that Bohn is expected to be named C-U's new athletic director, replacing Dick Tharp who resigned in November.

In 18 months at San Diego State and five years at the University of Idaho, Bohn dramatically increased football attendance and fund raising at both schools.

When he was hired at San Diego State, the school was going through an NCAA investigation and a state audit of the athletic department.

The CU athletic department meanwhile faces a $3 million revenue shortfall this year and has been looking to boost attendance for football and basketball games.

CU's football program has undergone scrutiny following allegations that sex and alcohol were made available to recruits, and Tharp, Chancellor Richard Byyny and President Elizabeth Hoffman have announced their resignations in the last year.


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