Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's beginning to look like at least one of the head coaching vacancies out there could be filled soon enough.
After interviewing Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain this week, it seems Colorado is done interviewing candidates to replace Dan Hawkins, and according to the Boulder Daily Camera those finalists are McElwain and former Buffaloes Eric Bieniemy (pictured) and Jon Embree.
It's been reported in recent days that Bieniemy, a former running back at Colorado and current running backs coach with the Minnesota Vikings, is the favorite to land the job. In fact, he and Embree are both the odds-on favorites to get the job. Yes, McElwain is a finalist for the position, but it hasn't been a secret that most people associated with the school prefer a new coach with ties to the program.
McElwain has no such ties.
According to the report, Colorado could make the decision as soon as Friday, but no later than Monday.