Jon Embree spent four years in Boulder as Buffaloes football player in the 1980s and prior to accepting the head coaching position in 2011, he previously spent ten seasons on the Unversity of Colorado coaching staff. He was considered a lifetime Buff with deep ties to the CU community but a 4-21 record in two seasons led to his dismissal this week.
As a respected member in the college football world and a resume decked with UCLA and two NFL stops, he would likely receive an assistant opportunity at another BCS program or potentially a head coaching job at a lower tier FBS school.
However, Jon Embree blew it.
Upon receiving word from Athletic Director Mike Bohn, CU President Bruce Benson, and CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Embree proceeded to spit up a pile of excuses and immature racial comments.
No coach should be surprised when they are canned following the ugliest season in school history, one that featured a home loss to Sacramento State, preceded by a 3-win season in ye...