Colorado Finds New Head Football Coach
BOULDER-Colorado finally found their new Head Football Coach Monday, signing San Jose St. front man, Mike MacIntyre to a five-year deal ending what was a tumultuous search after the firing of John Embree on November 25th.
MacIntyre will make $2 million per season, inherits a program that’s had seven straight losing seasons, including a 1-11 record this year under Embree that was the worst in the 123-year history of the program.
MacIntyre, the son of former Vanderbilt coach George MacIntyre, is 16-21 in his three years as a head coach at San Jose State after serving as Duke’s defensive coordinator and working as a secondary coach for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.
"I'm honored to be the new head coach at Colorado," said MacIntyre. "I turned around the program at San Jose State and I'm doing the same thing here."
"These last few weeks have been filled with uncertainty, said Sophomore Wide Receiver, Nelson Spruce. " So we're just excited that we have our leader and our looking forward to the future."
Colorado's lone win in 2012 was against Washington State. They will open against rival CSU at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Aug. 31st.