Jim McElwain Winning Over Colorado State Players And Fans

New Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain is impressing fans and players alike with his pedigree and his energy, writes John Henderson of the Denver Post.

"Everything he said was right on point to where we want to go with this program as players," freshman safety Austin Gray said. "When he walked out of the room, you looked around and saw smiles on everybody's faces. Everybody's excited and pumped and ready to go."

Getting the players to buy in to a new philosophy or system can be a tough task for a new head coach, but by the sounds of things, McElwain made a strong first impression with Rams players, which could go a long way toward easing this transition.

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