Colorado St. Coaching Search Update: Gary Barnett Interested In Opening

Just hours after the Colorado St. Rams announced the firing of Steve Fairchild, a very familiar name to people in the Rocky Mountain state was rumored to be interested in the position. According to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, former University of Colorado head coach Gary Barnett is interested in returning to the sideline:

Early speculation on potential candidates to replace Fairchild revolve around CSU alums. But one big-name candidate, former Colorado coach Gary Barnett, is known to be interested, according to a source. Also known to be interested is Tony Alford, a former assistant at CSU who is now the receivers' coach at Notre Dame, according to a source close to the situation.

During his seven seasons at the University of Colorado, Barnett led the Buffs to a 49-38 record. In 2001, the Buffs won the Big 12 and earned a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. CU made five bowl game appearances in the seven years that Barnett was head coach.

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