Watch: Steve Addazio and his CSU Rams football staff sing Billy Joel — sort of

Need a grin after a brutal week? The Daz has a song just for you.

Even better, you can actually hear him singing it.

First-year CSU Rams football coach Steve Addazio and his staff haven’t let miles of social distancing and coronavirus isolation put a cap on their senses of humor — or on their singing voices.

Addazio and his assistants are the stars of a new video released Friday morning by the Rams’ athletic department in which they sing verses from the song “Colorado State of Mind,” a parody of the 1976 Billy Joel classic, “New York State of Mind.”

You can watch the video here:

The lyrics replace Big Apple references in Joel’s tune with nods to Fort Collins and Front Range landmarks such as:

But I’m driving a Greyhound up I-25

I’m in a Coloradoooo state of minnnnd

The video was the brainchild of Addazio, who’s been isolating at his family home in Cape Cod, Mass., while the CSU campus is locked down and spring football practice is suspended.

The idea stemmed from a staff meeting Wednesday. Addazio and his assistants — Chuck Heater, Joey Lynch, Louie Addazio, Brian White, Cody Booth, Anthony Perkins, Antoine Smith, Sean Cronin, Kenny Guiton and Kap Dede — recorded their individual efforts on Thursday.

The Daz is a lifelong music enthusiast who’s been known to dabble in karaoke, and the video gives CSU fans a chance to see a side of the coach in his private life while the coronavirus keeps them from seeing him up close.

One burning question remains, though: Does he take requests?

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