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Alabama's Nick Saban Reportedly Meeting With Staff After Jim McElwain Expected To Be Next Colorado State Coach

The Colorado St. Rams are holding a press conference on Tuesday to announce the football team's next head coach, who is reportedly Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain. But Alabama head coach Nick Saban is already having a meeting with his staff, as Izzy Gould of reports, which we can all assume is to announce that McElwain is leaving the staff.

We'll likely need to wait for word on Tuesday to find out when McElwain will depart the Crimson Tide staff. With the Crimson Tide playing for the national title against the LSU Tigers, it is certainly an opportunity he would want to be a part of, but it would mean that it would be over a month until he can start working with the Colorado State staff (or bring in his own set of coaches).

McElwain would lose valuable recruiting time if he put off taking over his duties in Fort Collins. He could be out telling recruits, "Yeah, I could be coaching in the national title game, but I'm here because I want you to be an integral part of what I'm building here." McElwain can sell bringing his own brand of the SEC, the best conference in college football, to Colorado State and the hopes of a brighter future with it.

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