Ravell Call, Deseret News
Weber State head coach Randy Rahe, left, only wants whatever's best for star guard Damian Lillard.

OGDEN — A Colorado newspaper has mentioned Weber State University men's head basketball coach Randy Rahe among the list of several possible candidates for the vacant job at Colorado State University.

Rahe, who spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado State under then-head coach Stew Morrill, was listed as a candidate for the CSU job by the Coloradoan newspaper in Fort Collins, Colo. The Colorado State job came open last week when Tim Miles left to become head coach at Nebraska.

Rahe has strong ties to the state of Colorado. He was a highly successful high school coach there and later served as an assistant Colorado College, at the University of Colorado and also at Denver University before joining Morrill at CSU from 1991-98. When Morrill got the Utah State head coaching job in 1998, Rahe went with him to Logan.

Rahe has compiled a 120-68 record in six seasons as head coach at Weber State, including a 74-22 mark in the Big Sky Conference. A three-time Big Sky Coach of the Year, his 2007 team won the Big Sky championship and participated in the NCAA tournament.

This year's Weber State squad went 25-7 overall, finished second in the Big Sky and participated in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.