The search for the next head football coach at the University of Colorado is reportedly now down to three candidates, with a successor likely to be named by next Monday or Tuesday. Both the Boulder Daily Camera and the Denver Post are reporting that the coaching search has been narrowed to former CU running back Eric Bieniemy, former CU tight end Jon Embree and Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain. Rumors persist that both Beiniemy and Embree have suggested that they would like the other to be a coordinator on their staffs if they are in fact given the head coaching position.
A source also told the Post that Bieniemy has already laid out a suggested staff should he be hired:
Offensive coordinator: Embree.
Running backs (or another position): current CU running backs coach Darian Hagan and/or former Colorado State tailback and current Notre Dame assistant Tony Alford.
Offensive line: California O-line coach Steve Marshall, a former CU assistant (2000-01).
Defensive coordinator: University of Arizona co-defensive coordinator Greg Brown, a CU assistant for two stints.
Linebackers: Oakland Raiders defensive assistant Greg Biekert, a former Buffs standout.
Defensive line: Kanavis McGhee, a former Buffs second-team All-American.
Defensive secondary: current CU assistant Ashley Ambrose.