To Rick Neuheisel, Taylor Embree is simply "Boby." Short for "Boby Shaq."
It's a name that goes back to Embree's youth during Neuheisel's time as the Colorado head coach.
"Boby" is closer to Neuheisel than any other player on the Bruins roster.
As the son of a coach, Embree gets it. Firing is as much a part of the coaching profession as the hiring. But it doesn't make it easy.
"It's rough emotionally. I've known Neuheisel for a very long time so he's more than just a head coach to me, so it's rough," said Embree. "Unfortunately I've grown up around the business of coaching. It's a rough business. You can be fired or hired at any second but Neuheisel's a helluva coach (and) a great person. I know he's going to rebound. He'll be fine but it's a hard way to see him go as player and a friend of his."
In his fourth year of a five-year deal to coach his alma mater, Neuheisel ...