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Pat Narduzzi interviews for head coach position at Colorado State, according to report

Colorado State has interviewed Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi for their head coaching job.

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Colorado State has kept the names of who is interviewing for their head coach opening very quiet. The latest name that has reportedly interviewed to replace Jim McElwain is Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

Scout.com's Kyle Bogenschutz first reported that Narduzzi interviewed for the Rams opening. Colorado State is not the only team that is vying for his services, he is also reportedly Pitt's top target, according to KDKA's Rich Walsh.

Narduzzi has coached at Michigan State for the past eight years running their defense, and has one of the top defenses in the Big Ten each year. That type of success will have other teams interested in the Michigan State defensive coordinator.

"You'll have opportunities just with the success we've had here at Michigan State," Narduzzi told The Detroit News on Tuesday. "With the multiple 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-win seasons, you're going to have opportunities, and that's because of Michigan State.

"We'll deal with things like that when it's time to. ... The most important thing right now is our kids and winning this football game, really. Those other things will come."

Other candidates that have been linked to the Colorado State opening include Scott Frost, Vance Bedford, Billy Gonzalez, Tony Alford, Dave Baldwin, Marty English.