Colorado State Close To Hiring Defensive Coordinator

New Colorado State Rams head coach Jim McElwain has filled his entire coaching staff except for one important position: defensive coordinator. But according to the Denver Post, McElwain said on Tuesday that he's close to making the hire that will finalize his coaching staff. No rumored names have escaped since the Rams were unsuccessful in their attempt to hire ex-Denver Broncos coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale.

McElwain, of course, did recently hire a defensive coordinator, when he took Marty English away from the Wyoming Cowboys, where he coached defense last season. But on McElwain's staff English will be in charge of only the defensive line, with the main coordinator job still left vacant.

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