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McElwain introduced as new Colorado State coach

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