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Jim McElwain Hires Tim Skipper As Colorado State Assistant Coach

Jim McElwain is wearing dual hats as the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and as the Colorado State Rams' new head coach. While prepping for the BCS National Championship Game, McElwain announced that Tim Skipper will be an assistant coach on his news staff.

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This comes just one day after the university announced the hiring of Utah State's Dave Baldwin as offensive coordinator. Since 2006, Skipper has coached at the FBS level for the Fresno St. Bulldogs, fist as running backs coach for three years and then moving to the defense for the last three.

As the press release notes, Skipper developed current San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews into a first-round pick while at Fresno State. Skipper comes from a football family, as his father is the Tennessee Titans' running backs coach and his brother holds the same position with the Oakland Raiders.

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