Earlier this week, he had announced position changes for five players, including David Vickers and Rahsaan Sanders, both of whom are now playing safety. Vickers had been a linebacker and Sanders a running back. Lubick said after the first practice, both seemed to progress well in their new positions.
"Rahsaan looked like he caught on real well, though we have only about two or three coverages in so far. David Vickers has slimmed down to about 210, and looks much quicker. He has football instincts."
Colorado State in 2001 played in the school's third consecutive bowl game - a first in school history - and the sixth in Lubick's nine seasons at the helm, among the most bowl appearances by any program nationally. Colorado State, since 1994, ranks among the top 12 programs nationally in total victories. The Rams, since Lubick's arrival, have appeared on regional and national television 77 times, more than any other Mountain West Conference member institution.