Gonzalez's Bulldog offense ranked right behind Mike Bobo's Bulldog offense this season, 15th nationally and 2nd in the SEC in scoring offense. The Dak Attack was actually tops in total offense, as Gonzalez led the only team in the league to average over 500 yards of offense on the season.
A potential advantage for Gonzalez is that he actually played at Colorado State (as a wide receiver during the 90's). The Denver Post expects an announcement early this week and last night included a good rundown of the candidates who have interviewed (at least, allegedly). That list includes, in addition to Bobo, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, former USC associate head coach John Baxter, and Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash. Some of those names (Ash, Narduzzi) are among the hotter names on the coaching carousel at the moment.
I wouldn't necessarily read Gonzalez's interview as an indication that Bobo swung and missed on the job. The search firm CSU is using apparently planned to do informational interviews of a variety of candidates rather than a linear approach where they lock in on a candidate then go onto the next guy if he either doesn't impress or doesn't take the job. This means that all the candidates are likely in the mix to some degree, and all are probably on the short list of someone with some degree of input in the process. So hold onto your green notebooks. There's still a little time left for your fondest wish or worst fear to come true. Until later . . .