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Buffs athletic director Mike Bohn and CU president Bruce Benson are prepared to offer Jones a five-year contract worth more than $13.5 million, a source close to the situation said. Colorado also will commit to upgrade Folsom Field, the Dal Ward Athletic Center and the team's practice facilities.

Jones is ready to listen and is intrigued by the CU job.

Jones, the 44-year-old University of Cincinnati coach, and his wife, Barbara, will fly into Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport on Monday morning, then meet with Bohn, Benson, CU chancellor Phil DiStefano, oilman George Solich (a Colorado graduate and the football program's No. 1 booster), basketball coach Tad Boyle and other members of the athletic department. The Joneses also will tour the campus and the community.

Butch will spend Monday night with his wife discussing his alternatives: taking the job at CU or Purdue (which they visited Sunday), staying at Cincinnati and getting a renegotiated contract, or awaiting other potential overtures.

Read the full column on The Denver Post.