The Colorado State Rams coaching search has added a few names who have reportedly interviewed for their head coaching vacancy. Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi has reportedly interviewed for the opening, and the latest names are Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash and former USC associate head coach John Baxter, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Ash has done a great job with Ohio State as he turned around an Ohio State defense which was 11th in 2013 in passing defense to fourth in 2014. This is his first year as the Buckeyes defensive coordinator, he previously came from Arkansas where he spent one season as their defensive coordinator. Ash does have some familiarity with the Mountain West as he spent two seasons coaching the defensive backs and recruiting coordinator between 2007-08 with San Diego State.
Baxter spent the past four seasons at USC as their associate head coach and special teams coordinator, but he spent 1997 - 2009 with Fresno State. He did not coach anywhere this past season.
It is not sure when these two candidates have interviewed since Colorado State played in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Also, since the Rams lost to Utah, 45-10, one has to wonder if the stock of internal candidates Dave Baldwin and Marty English took a hit.