Team preview: Colorado State

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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Rare is the football coach who sees his name on the stadium or field before he retires or passes on.

They broke the mold years ago on the Sonny Lubicks of the world. Heading into his 12th campaign at Colorado State, he had the field at Harry Hughes Stadium named in his honor before beginning his 11th season. It was a parting gift from former Colorado State president Albert Yates and CSU benefactress Pat Stryker, who made a $5.2 million gift for overdue expansion and improvements.