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Alabama OC Jim McElwain Expected To Be Colorado State's Next Head Coach, According To Reports

The Colorado St. Rams are expected to announce Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain as the school's next head coach, according to multiple reports. No word on how soon the announcement will be, though speculation was that it could happen on Monday.

McElwain was linked to the position over the weekend, and he has already turned down the Fresno St. Bulldogs and the Memphis Tigers). If he is hired, is is unknown if he will coach the Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game or if he would immediately leave the university and start building the Rams up.

McElwain's had previously coached for Fresno State and developed them into offensive machines. He also did that at Alabama with the immense wealth of talent he has had to work with, namely running back Trent Richardson and quarterback A.J. McCarron this year. He previously had wide receiver Julio Jones to work with as well.

The Rams had put up three straight 3-9 records with Steve Fairchild at the helm. He and athletic director Paul Kowalczyk are no longer with the school while new AD Jack Graham is looking to make a signature move early on in his tenure at the position.

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