Finally, our long winter, err late fall of Colorado’s discontent is over. Or at least that is what the Buffalos are hoping for ever since they ‘fired’ Wayne Embree. Out of the wilderness the Man to Lead Colorado is Mike MacIntyre. Who? Yes that Mike MacIntyre from the runner-up team in the Football Power Football Conference, the WAC. A team who is on it’s way to the Mountain West Conference.
MacIntyre replaces Jon Embree, who was fired two weeks ago. Embree went 4-21 in two seasons with the Buffaloes.
MacIntyre turned around the San Jose State program this year. The Spartans went 10-2 and are headed to the Military Bowl. They play Bowling Green on Dec. 27. It’s not clear whether MacIntyre will coach the Spartans in that game.
San Jose State went 5-1 in the Western Athletic Conference this year.
MacIntyre, 47, took over a 2-10 squad three years ago after serving as Duke’s defensive coordinator.
He has also been a secondary coach with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets and was an assistant at Mississippi for five years.
Colorado went 1-11 this season (1-8 in the Pac-12), the worst mark in the school’s 123-year history.
If you don’t win in the Pac 12 as a football team, it will not be long before you are out of a job. Just ask Cal Coach Ted Telford who was let go less than a week ago. Now you can ask Colorado, ask Colorado AD Mike Bonn and ask Football CoachJon Embree.
Jon Embree is out at Colorado after two seasons, two sources told CBSSports.com Sunday afternoon. The Buffs went 4-21 in his two seasons at CU. This year Embree’s team went 1-11.
Less than 48 hours ago, Embree told reporters that Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn had assured him he will return in 2013. But on Sunday afternoon the coach was informed by the AD of the change.
The 47-year-old former CU tight end had replaced Dan Hawkins who spent five years at Colorado and went 19-39.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Reggie Dunn got his hands on the football just one time Friday, and that’s all he needed to send Utah past Colorado 42-35, sealing the worst season in the Buffaloes’ storied history.
“I can’t for the life of me figure out why they kicked to Reggie Dunn,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. “But we’re glad they did.”
Utah’s last two opponents, Washington and Arizona, used short kickoffs to keep the ball away from the NCAA record-holding returner, and the Buffs used booming touchbacks at altitude to do the same thing for most of the afternoon.
Yet, following Marques Mosley’s 100-yard kickoff return for a Colorado score, Buffaloes kicker Zach Grossnickle booted it right to Dunn, who responded with his own 100-yard TD return 13 seconds after Mosley’s to break a 35-35 tie.
Buffaloes coach Jon Embree didn’t say exactly why the Buffaloes kicked off to Dunn, but he did say there were some substitutes on the coverage team.
“We had some guys that were hurt, so we had to put some other guys in there,” he said. “They got hurt like two plays before, so there was a little bit of chaos.”
Dunn extended his NCAA record with his fifth career 100-yard kickoff return — and his fourth this season.
“That’s got to be the most memorable, man,” said Dunn, a senior. “The last game of my collegiate career and to end a game like that, unbelievable.”
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Recap: Colorado vs. Utah Jon White rushed 20 times for 168 yards and a touchdown as the Utah Utes closed out their season with a 42-35 win over the Colorado Buffaloes in aPac-12 Conference bout at Folsom Stadium. Travis Wilson completed 13-of-25 attempts for 128 yards and …
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UCLA should thank UTAH for their inept showing against Colorado in last Fridays Pac 12 Football game in Salt Lake City. Or, UCLA should thank the Buffalo’s with their stunning upset of the UTES when Colorado deified the odds (Utah was by 20 points) to defeat Utah on their home field.
That’s about all you can say about the way the Pac-12 South football title chase ended over the weekend.
The first embarrassment was Utah’s 17-14 loss Friday afternoon to a Colorado team that was clearly the worst in the conference this year. They say anything can happen on a given Saturday, but the Utes clearly weren’t ready to play in an abysmal first-half performance when they were outgained 254-39 and had one measly first down.
The second came Friday night when an Arizona State team that had been ranked in the top 25 in the nation for much of the year, dropped its fourth straight game — the fourth straight game it was the favorite — a streak which kept the Sun Devils out of what seemed an almost sure berth in the Pac-12 title game.
The third embarrassment came Saturday night when UCLA, which had already backed into the championship game thanks to Utah’s loss, was crushed by cross-town rival USC 50-0. Fifty to nothing!
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Thousands of Colorado and Oregon football fans will walk into Folsom Field on Saturday afternoon to watch the Buffs take on No. 9 Oregon with one question on their minds — How bad is it going to be?
It’s a depressing way for any fan on the wrong end of that question to start a fall Saturday, but it is the reality here in Boulder in 2011 with an already thin roster having been further depleted by injuries and suspensions.
Colorado just can’t compete with the elite teams in the Pac-12 Conference and Oregon certainly qualifies as that. After all, the Ducks are the defending conference champions and played in the national title game last season.
Barring a dumbfounding upset, CU (1-6, 0-3) will be eliminated from bowl contention today for the fourth consecutive season and will be assured of a losing autumn on the gridiron for the sixth straight year.
“This team hasn’t been beaten much, so I don’t know if there is a ‘blueprint’ out there,” CU coach Jon Embree said this week when asked for a recipe for that upset. “We feel good about our game plan and what we have set up is going to give us a chance. We’ll be huge underdogs, but that is all right. It is really a matter of us focusing on us.”
Oregon is the nation’s third highest scoring team. Colorado has surrendered a combined 100 points in the last two weeks in blowout losses at Stanford and Washington. Those facts are why CU fans will try not to cringe as they nestle into their seats and why Oregon fans are counting on a party in a stadium that has become much too accustomed of late to celebrations by the visitors.
CU is a 31-point underdog at home and that spread might not be enough. Oregon has won five straight since dropping its season opener on a neutral field in Dallas to LSU, the No. 1 team in the nation. The Ducks have won 15 straight conference games.
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