After three consecutive seasons with identical 3-9 records, the Colorado State Rams have decided to fire head coach Steve Fairchild, according to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports. Fairchild was hired as the head football coach for Colorado State in December 2007.
Fairchild's first year with the Rams was actually a relative success, with the team going 6-6 in the regular season before beating Fresno State 40-35 in the New Mexico Bowl. It was Colorado State's first bowl victory since 2001, but it would also be the peak of Fairchild's stint with the Rams. Colorado State would drop to 3-9 the following season, failing to win a single conference game in the Mountain West, and they would post that identical 3-9 record over each of the next two seasons, as well.
Overall, Fairchild finishes his career at Colorado State with a 16-33 record, including a 7-24 record against Mountain West opponents. He was able to push the Rams to their first bowl victory in years in his debut season with Colorado State, but simply couldn't maintain that success beyond Year One. The Rams lost their final eight games under Fairchild after beginning the 2011 season at 3-1.
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