FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State coach Jim McElwain added four coaches to his staff Tuesday.

The four were defensive line coach Marty English, offensive line coach Derek Frazier, wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted and special teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt.

“These are guys that care about their players and have a passion for the game as well as understand our recruiting model,” McElwain said. “The main key was quality and character and that was really an important model as far as collectively getting this group of guys together.”

English has spent the past eight seasons running the defense at Wyoming.

“This is where I wanted to be for a long, long time,” said English. “I know the roster and I do know the kids.”

Frazier had coached the offensive line at Fresno State since 2006.

Whitted served as an offensive assistant at UCLA. He also spent nine years in the NFL, playing for Jacksonville and Atlanta.

Hammerschmidt has been a defensive coordinator at three schools and was the special teams coordinator at Arizona from 2008-2011.

McElwain, who was hired to replace Steve Fairchild on Dec. 13, has yet to hire a defensive coordinator.

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  1. Karen Bordner says:

    Go Rams!

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