TUSCALOOSA -- There was little movement among Alabama assistant coaches after last season.
The 2010 campaign isn’t yet complete, but the potential shuffling is already beginning.
Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain interviewed for the head coaching vacancy at Colorado, The Denver Post reported on its website Wednesday evening. A nominee for the Broyles Award for the nation’s top assistant coach, McElwain just completed his third regular season in Tuscaloosa.
McElwain’s name was mentioned in connection with a few lower-level head coaching jobs after leading the Tide offense to a national championship last season. He reportedly spoke with San Jose State about its head job last December.
The Colorado job opened after the school fired Dan Hawkins last month following four and a half disappointing seasons in Boulder. The Denver Post also indentified Vikings assistant and Colorado product Eric Bieniemy as a potential candidate along with interim coach Brian Cabral and former head coach Bill McCartney.
A native of Montana, McElwain was the offensive coordinator at Fresno State in 2007 and was the quarterbacks coach with the Oakland Raiders in 2006. He also spent time as an assistant at Michigan State (2003-06), Louisville (2000-02), Montana State (1995-99) and Eastern Washington (1985-94).