Reports have surfaced that Colorado Football will relieve Mike MacIntyre of his coaching duties at season’s end.
The Mike MacIntyre era is over in Boulder.
The coach who helped bring the Buffaloes back from the land of turmoil will be looking for a new turnaround job.
In six years at the helm of the Colorado Buffaloes football program MacIntyre earned a 30-43 record with only one winning season on his resume.
That one season, the Buffs came from nowhere to win the Pac-12 South and earned an Alamo Bowl invitation–the only bowl appearance Colorado would make with MacIntyre.
The 2018 season looked like it would be one that would earn coach Mac a contract extension. The Buffs started out 5-0 with wins over Nebraska, Arizona State and UCLA–but the last five games have been a nightmare, losing all five in horrendous fashion.
The worst one had to be losing a 28-point lead to Pac-12 cellar-dweller Oregon State, before falling 41-34 in overtime.
Overall, I view the Mike MacIntyre era as a success–he inherited a Buffs program that was 4-21 under Jon Embree and had little talent to compete in any power five conference.
MacIntyre brought in talent to compete, but also talent that translated to the pros. He’s had players drafted into the NFL seemingly every season.
MacIntyre picked up national coach of the year honors in 2016, including the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award– the same award his father, George MacIntyre, received in 1982 while at Vanderbilt.
Stay tuned as more details will surface about the potential firing. There are reports that the firing is just a “rumor” and that MacIntyre has not lost his job. CU could owe coach Mac roughly $9,975,000, but the final cost of the buyout could negotiated down, or already be less.
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