Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild was hired Wednesday to replace Sonny Lubick as Colorado State's football coach.
CSU has planned a press conference for Thursday afternoon at 3pm.
Fairchild was Colorado State's quarterbacks coach from 1993-96 before taking over as the Rams' offensive coordinator for four seasons. He left for Buffalo in 2001 to serve as the Bills' running backs coach for two seasons.
Fairchild was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the St. Louis Rams from 2003-05 before returning to Buffalo last season as the Bills' offensive coordinator.
A former quarterback at Colorado State, Fairchild moves in for Lubick, who was fired after 15 years. Lubick was asked by athletic director Paul Kowalczyk to step down a few days before the Rams' season-ending win over Wyoming Nov. 23. But Lubick refused because he did not want to quit on his team, which finished 3-9.
Lubick has been asked to stay on with the school as a fundraise
Fairchild’s coaching career:
Colorado State Head Coach 2008-
Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator 2006-07
St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator 2004-05
St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2003
Buffalo Bills Running Backs 2001-02
Colorado State Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1997-2000
Colorado State Quarterbacks 1993-96
San Diego State Quarterbacks 1990-92
New Mexico Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1987-89
San Diego State Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 1986
Ferris State Offensive Coordinator/QBs/RBs 1984-85
San Diego Mesa CC Offensive Coordinator/QBs/RBs 1982-83