ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Tuesday afternoon that Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain is the top choice to be Florida’s next head coach.

McElwain’s name has come up as a more likely candidate for the Florida coaching job in recent days. Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde reported this past Sunday that McElwain appeared to be at the top of athletic director Jeremy Foley’s list.

In addition to McMurphy’s report, Adam Silverstein of reported that a plane used by Florida’s University Athletic Association was en route to Fort Collins, Co., where Colorado State is located.

McMurphy later confirmed that Foley is indeed heading to Colorado to meet with McElwain.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, McMurphy’s contract extension with CSU that he signed includes a $7.5 million buyout. Per the Sentinel‘s Edgar Thompson, Florida could either pay the full buyout or negotiate the buyout by adding CSU on their football schedule.

McElwain was just named Mountain West Conference’s Coach of the Year and his quarterback, Garret Grayson, was named the MWC’s Offensive Player of the Year. In three seasons at CSU, McElwain has led the Rams from a 4-8 record in his first year to a 10-2 record in 2014.

He previously served under Nick Saban at Alabama as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator from 2008-11 and won two national championships.