Students at Colorado State University are disappointed that their football coach is leaving.
CSU Rams offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin will step in as interim coach for the team’s upcoming bowl game after Jim McElwain took the job at Florida.
Colorado State senior quarterback Garrett Grayson was named the Mountain West offensive player of the year and Jim McElwain earned coach of the year honors.
Colorado State’s rise to national prominence is a little bit sudden for coach Jim McElwain.
CSU is coming off a bowl win and returns a starting quarterback who set the team’s single-season passing record last season. Still, coach Jim McElwain considers his team the vast underdog Friday night.
Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.