So much for Alabama hanging on to both its coordinators. Colorado State is set to introduce Jim McElwain as its new head coach today.
McElwain pulled his name out of the running at Fresno State over the weekend. Now the Tide offensive coordinator is headed west anyway, to take over a program that has finished 3-9 in three consecutive seasons.
The 49-year-old McElwain is a Montana native. He interviewed for the head coaching job at Colorado last offseason.
On the positive side for Bama, it’s believed McElwain will continue to coach the Tide offense through its BCS Championship Game rematch with LSU next month. The coach already has one BCS title ring from Alabama’s 2009 championship. He has coached in Tuscaloosa since 2008.
Now the question becomes: Will Nick Saban bring in an offensive coordinator in or will he promote someone currently on his staff?