CSU-Fort Collins

Dec 14, 2011 2:58 AM by Lee Douglas

It's official - McElwain is new CSU football coach

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State introduced Jim McElwain as its new head coach Tuesday.

McElwain, Alabama's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since Jan. 30, 2008, becomes Colorado State's 20th head coach.

Athletic director Jack Graham says McElwain's five-year contract includes an annual base salary of $1.35 million. He can earn an additional $150,000 in bonuses.

McElwain replaces Steve Fairchild, who was fired Dec. 4 after going 16-33 in four seasons with the Rams, including three straight 3-9 finishes.

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