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Mark Mangino removes name from Colorado list

Former Kansas Jayhawks head coach Mark Mangino has been mentioned for the Colorado Buffalos opening after second year coach Jon Embree was fired. Mangino coached the Jawhawks for seven years from 2002 – 2009 with an overall record of 50 – 48. Mangino decided to clear that rumor up today though by taking to his twitter account and publicly stating that he’s asked for his name...
Via College Football Section
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Embree never had chance at Colorado

The dirty trick played on Jon Embree wasn't when he was fired at Colorado this week. It came when he was hired. He thought he had gotten the job of digging out a once nationally relevant program. Nope. He was hired because he was cheap, he was a former star CU player who had ties to the great-old days and he was black. "It was never about me doing it again,''...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Jon Embree believes racism contributed to his firing at Colorado; we don’t

Jon Embree was fired as head football coach by the University of Colorado on Sunday following two poor seasons in which the Buffaloes went 4-21. The Buffs were coming off a 1-11 season, but Embree was led to believe his job was safe. He was emotional when he learned of his fate, and raised the point that African-American head football coaches don’t often get second chances as head...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Fired Colorado Coach Jon Embree is an Immature Disgrace to College Football

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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Jon Embree broke the Unwritten Rule of the Race Card

Four days after Jon Embree was fired as Head Football Coach of the Colorado Buffaloes the country is still buzzing from the ongoing debate about the level of racism involved in hiring decisions in College Football.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Study: White males in big FBS roles

A study of the racial and gender makeup of leadership and coaching positions among the Football Bowl Subdivision membership showed it remains largely white and male. The report released Wednesday by the Institute for the Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida said that 100 percent of FBS conference commissioners, 76 percent of school president positions...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Study: FBS coaches remain mostly white, male

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A study of the racial and gender makeup of leadership and coaching positions among the Football Bowl Subdivision membership showed it remains largely white and male. The report released Wednesday by the Institute for the Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida said that 100 percent of FBS conference commissioners, 76 percent of school...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

FBS leadership, coaches remain mostly white, male

A study of the racial and gender makeup of leadership and coaching positions among the Football Bowl Subdivision membership showed it remains largely white and male. The report released Wednesday by the Institute for the Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida said that 100 percent of FBS conference commissioners, 76 percent of school president positions...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Colorado coach Bill McCartney: Jon Embree wasn’t given more time at Colorada because he’s black

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...
Via No Guts, No Glory
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE

Racism in Colorado coach's firing?

A former Colorado head coach believes that racism was at play when Jon Embree was fired by the school after two unsuccessful seasons.

Via The Lady Sportswriter
November 28, 2012  |  2 Comments

Jon Embree Suggests A Raw Deal...

Jon Embree looked like he was outgunned from the word "go..." Looked like he was undermanned, undergunned, under-resourced, and left to run one of the college football programs that seems to be left to rot in a new conference... Every presser looked like his dog was kicked and he was ready to turn in his car for a smaller model on the lot... He thinks he got jobbed...
Via Online Sports Guys
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Coaching Carousel is Spinning Violently

In this "win now" era of college football immediate results are expected. Southern Mississippi's Ellis Johnson was ousted after one year and Colorado's Jon Embree after just two. Gene Chizik has been fired just two years after bringing a National Championship to Auburn. I've mentioned before the case of Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer. Beamer struggled...
Via College Football Zealots
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bohn has whiffed on his 2 football hires so far

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn has fired three football coaches, two of them his own hires - Dan Hawkins and Jon Embree, who compiled 60 losses in seven seasons. He acknowledges he has to hit on this next one or he'll be on the hot seat himself. Bohn is looking for the right man again after firing Embree...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado coach Jon Embree cries at last press conference (Video)

Colorado head coach Jon Embree was fired earlier this week after a 1-11 season, which is the worst year in the history of Buffalos football. In two seasons as the head coach at Colorado, Embree compiled an incredibly disappointing record of 4-21. A former tight end coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins, it is now obvious that the Colorado alumnus was in no way...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

10 Coaches to Replace Fired Jon Embree at Colorado

In a bit of a surprise, Colorado decided to end Jon Embree’s tenure after just two years in Boulder. Although Embree didn’t show much progress, he...
Via Athlon Sports
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Three & Out: Week 13

First Down. The Florida Gators are ranked 5th in both the AP and Coaches Top 25 polls and it just doesn't seem right (#4 in BCS). They've beaten three teams currently ranked in the Top 10 (LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina). For comparison, Notre Dame has beaten just three teams currently ranked in the entire Top 25. Florida's only loss came to 11-1 Georgia in a game...
Via Double Coverage Football
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Ross talks status of Colorado commitment

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany wide out Devin Ross has been a long time Colorado commit and said despite the firing of former Buff head coach Jon Embree on Sunday, he’ll remain committed.
Via recruiting.scout.com
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Embree suggests he got a raw deal

A choked-up Jon Embree suggested Monday that the only way he could have turned around the University of Colorado's flailing football program in his two years as head coach was to take shortcuts in the classroom and on the recruiting trail. ''If you just hire the next guy and say you've got two years, keep your fingers crossed,'' Embree said at his farewell...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Embree out as coach of Colorado

Jon Embree tells The Associated Press he has been fired as coach of the University of Colorado football team. Embree said he was heading into a meeting with his players Sunday night and didn't want to comment on his firing other than to confirm he'd been let go by athletic director Mike Bohn earlier in the day. The Buffaloes just competed the worst season in the 123-year...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Coaching Change at CU

Coaching Change at the University of Colorado November 25th Multiple sources have confirmed that Jon Embree has been fired as the head coach of the University of Colorado football team. Embree was 4-21 in his two seasons in Boulder. More on the story once the University has issued a statement …
Via CU at the Game
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado/Utah Preview

  Colorado v. Utah – A Preview “No one likes to lose their last game,” said Jon Embree Tuesday. For eight CU seniors, plus three fourth-year juniors, they know that the game Friday against Utah is their last game. Whether others will be donning the black-and-gold for the last time remains to be seen. However, for at least 11 Buffs, it will be their last time running out behind...
Via CU at the Game
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dumpster Fires of the Week: All hail "Allburned"

There's one unstoppable, raging dumpster fire threatening to engulf all challengers for the rest of the year. 1. Allburned When you give up 63 points to Texas A&M at home after holding LSU to 13 points earlier in the year, your team has completely quit. I'm not sure how Gene Chizik survives this dumpster fire of a season. 2. Colorado Oregon dropped...
Via Blatant Homerism
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado, Arizona State rested and ready after bye

The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off their first bye week since Jon Embree took over the program two years ago. It may not help. Arizona State is also rested and rejuvenated after its own bye and the Sun Devils bring another dynamic offense to Folsom Field along with a pass rush that has been a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. The Sun Devils (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) have three players...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Devils focus on Buffs before tackling Ducks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- With what could be one of the biggest games in Arizona State's recent history one week away, it's easy to forget the Sun Devils have to play Colorado first. The promotional campaign for ASU's annual "blackout" game against Oregon on Oct. 18 began shortly after ASU beat California at Memorial Stadium for the first time since 1997. The Sun Devils...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Wins, It's A Miracle

Really, it was a miracle that Colorado defeated Washington State Saturday in Pullman, Washington. The Buffalos were down by 17 mid-way through the fourth quarter.  Then the Buffs offense went nuts with three touchdowns in the final 7:06 to stun the Cougars 35-34. Here’s the video of Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb’s four yard touchdown run on a designed draw with...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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