Source: Former Oregon coach Kent 'close' to getting Colorado State job

Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent is "close" to becoming the next head coach Colorado State and "probably will barring a snag" in negotions, a source told CBSSports.com late Tuesday.

Kent has already interviewed for the opening.

An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday.

Kent made two Elite Eights in 13 years at Oregon before being fired after the 2009-10 season. If hired, he would replace Tim Miles and beat out a host of other candidates Colorado State considered -- among them <span data-shortcode= State" data-canon="New Mexico Lobos" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> coach Marvin Menzies, <span data-shortcode= Miss" data-canon="Southern Jaguars" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> coach Larry Eustachy, Weber State coach Randy Rahe and New Mexico assistant Craig Neal.

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