Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley left Colorado on Wednesday after nearly a day of negotiating with Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain.
Both schools were mum about any decisions regarding Florida's open head coaching position.
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, negotiations hit a snag over McElwain's $7.5 million buyout. Foley is looking to replace Will Muschamp, who was fired Nov. 16.
McElwain, 52, is finishing his third season at Colorado State. He has led the Rams to a 10-2 record.
No Winston decision. A two-day hearing at Florida State that could determine quarterback Jameis Winston's future at the university ended Wednesday with no timetable on when the case will be resolved.
A female student said Winston sexually assaulted her in December 2012, but he was never charged. The hearing was held to determine whether Winston violated the school's code of conduct.