The firing of football coach Jon Embree is slowly becoming a PR nightmare for the University of Colorado. The school believed that they would just fire their second year coach after he amassed a two-year record of 4-21 and quietly move on to their new coach. But the firing has been anything other than quiet for the university.
Things began to head south for the university when an emotional Embree showed up for his farewell press conference. With many of his players in attendance in support of Embree, the coach blasted the university for their quick trigger in firing him. And when asked what his firing meant for black coaches, Embree responded, “We don’t get second chances.”
Adding to Colorado’s PR issues, former Colorado coach Bill McCartney also recently criticized the university for firing Embree. In an interview on ESPN 102.3 FM McCartney explained that he believed that Embree wasn’t given more time because he’s black.
“Honestly, I believe it’s because I’m Caucasian. I believe b...