Sonny Lubick has brought CSU's football program to prominence over his 13-year tenure. He has taken a program that was once at the bottom of Division-I and turned it into one that has won six conference championships. His resume is long and impressive and will continue to grow.
For these reasons, we are in support of Lubick's potential multi-year contract extension. The Colorado Board of Governors will meet Saturday to discuss the extension and will likely award him one. His current contract runs through January 2007. Since Lubick is considered an employee of the state, he would be employed on an "at will" basis after the contract. This means he could be terminated at any time for any reason.
Currently, there are five multi-year contracts held or reserved. These positions include the university president, athletic director, men's and women's basketball coaches and the volleyball coach.
Lubick more than deserves to be in this category, especially considering most Division-I football coaches have multi-year contracts. In such a competitive market, it is necessary for a coach to have job security. Not only is it good for Lubick, but the football program as well. The team may have some problems, considering the team finished with a 6-6 record, but Lubick is not one of them.
We look forward to Sonny bringing more victories, conference championships and bowl games to Colorado State.