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McElwain A Finalist At Colorado

It appears that Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain is indeed a finalist for the vacant head coaching position at Colorado.

The Denver Post reported last evening that McElwain has interviewed for the Buffaloes’ job.  According to internet reports, other finalists include former CU player Eric Bieniemy (an assistant with the Minnesota Vikings), current CU assistant Brian Cabral, former CU player Jon Embree (an assistant with the Washington Redskins) and former CU coach Bill McCartney.

According to Tom Kensler of The Post, most CU fans favor someone with Colorado ties.  Checking the list above, you’ll see that McElwain is really the only outsider on the list.  You’ll note that there are no proven head coaches on that list, either.

Colorado is financially-strapped at the moment and the school will not begin to receive full Pac-12 revenue checks for quite a while. 

That’s probably why no one at CU has contacted LSU’s Les Miles or Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen.  The Buffs are going the cheap route.  It looks like they’re going to go the homegrown route, too.

And that could be bad news for McElwain, who interviewed last year at San Jose State.  The Crimson Tide ranked 28th in the nation in total offense this past season.

 


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