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Sources: Jim McElwain in as CSU coach

Updated: December 12, 2011, 10:28 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Colorado State has hired Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain as its new head coach, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Monday.

McElwain will continue coaching the No. 2 Crimson Tide's offense through their Jan. 9 contest against No. 1 LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship in the Mercedes-Benz Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans .

McElwain is expected to receive a five-year contract worth about $1.5 million per season from Colorado State, sources told ESPN.com. ...

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