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Colorado State hired Alabama OC Jim McElwain

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Matt Stephens, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Official announcement coming Tuesday. He won't be coaching in the BCS title game.
  2. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    last guy out was a WCO guy. So's this guy. No dif.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    We need a new thread for everything Colorado State does?
  4. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's Colorado State. The running thread isn't good enough and stifles self-promotion.
  6. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Didn't see this one, thanks.

    Not sure what you're talking about, Buck. And now Slappy is just spewing more nonsense.
  7. printdust

    printdust New Member

    This is not a promotion.
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Colorado State AD moves: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/87467/

    Colorado State club baseball: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/83217/

    Colorado State test scores: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/84973/

    Maybe you're mistaking the board here for this one: http://coloradostate.rivals.com/
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    So, where, pray tell, did ya go to school, Matty?
  10. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    On another CSU note I saw Natalie Meisler, the longtime Denver Post beat writer, took the recent buyout. Will the Post continue to cover CSU with another beat writer?
  11. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    And I just read McElwain's bio in Wikipedia. The entry said he is making 1.5 million ayear. Can that possibly be true? Are Mountain West coaches other than Chris Peterson pulling down that kind of cash?
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member


    Seems so. Crazy to pay a guy three times what he was making at his last job. Fairchild made $700K last year, according to USA Today's coaches' salary guide. You can sort by conference. Given that Boise State and San Diego State are Big East-bound and TCU is Big 12-bound, Dave Christianson was the big earner in the last fiscal year at a Mountain West school. He made $843K with a possible maximum bonus of $260K.

    If you go back to 2010, USA Today has assistant coaches' salaries. It seems McElwain made less than $500K even with maximum bonuses in the 2010 fiscal year. Unless he got a huge raise, Colorado State would seem mildly crazy to triple his salary and give him a head-coaching gig. But he might have been reluctant to leave.
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