Posted September 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Jim McElwain has labored in college football's ''Mecca'' under Alabama coach Nick Saban and run the offense for two national championship teams. Now Colorado State's head coach, McElwain returns to Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night as a heavy underdog trying to find a way to beat his old boss and stop former quarterback pupil AJ McCarron. ''It's really strange with the coaches that are there, the people in the organization as well,'' McElwain said. ''I find myself looking at the wrong side of the film sometimes. I'm excited for our opportunity and the organization's opportunity to go see the `Mecca,' to see what it's all about.'' And when he says ''all '', McElwain includes everything from the cleanliness of facilities to the stadium and parking attendants. Everything that makes Mecca Mecca. McElwain was the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator from 2008-11, so he has an interesting...
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