Alabama OC McElwain interviews for Colorado vacancy

Alabama didn’t lose its offensive coordinator to a head coaching job after winning the national championship and having a Heisman Trophy-winning running back last season.

Jim McElwainICONAlabama OC Jim McElwain

While the Crimson Tide may have had a down year by their high standards in 2010, their assistant coaches remain hot commodities.

According to The Denver Post, offensive coordinator Jim McElwain interviewed for the Colorado head coaching job and is reportedly a strong candidate for the gig.

McElwain has been in Tuscaloosa since January 2008 after serving as the offensive coordinator at Fresno State in 2007. Before that, he was quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders in 2006.

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun is also high on the Buffaloes’ list. Former CU star Eric Bieniemy, interim head coach Brian Cabral and former CU coach Bill McCartney also have discussed the opening with the school’s administration.

According to a report this past Sunday, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt was in line to become the next head coach in Boulder.

Email dave.miller@nationalfootballpost.com or follow me on Twitter at Miller_Dave

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