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CU Hires New Football Coach

By Lucia Rose in Student News

After only 23 days firing Jon Embree, CU has hired Mike MacIntyre as the new head football coach.

Mike MacIntyre, former coach of San Jose State, is now the 25th full-time CU football coach. MacIntyre is the son of a former college football and a 47 year-old Miami native.

MacIntyre went 1-12 his first season at San Jose State, 5-7 his second, and 10-2 his third. “I see a lot of similarities there [between CU and San Jose State],” said MacIntyre. In terms of moving forward, MacIntyre said, “Yes, we have a long way to go, but I've been there before and I know what to do."

MacIntyre is confident of the services he can offer CU, “I will make you proud, I promise you. We will work tirelessly, we will work correctly, and we will work with passion,” said MacIntyre. He said, “These young men [CU Football Team] are hungry...They all came up and shook my hand and looked me in the eye.  I was very impressed with that."

Athletic Director Mike Bohn is certain of the choice of MacIntyre. “There is no question about it, we hired a football coach that all Buffs can stand shoulder to shoulder with and we couldn't be prouder of Mike [MacIntyre] and his family," he said. "He is a fit with our Guiding Principles and our high academic standards at the University of Colorado.  He is a proven recruiter, a teacher and he's a leader who executes a plan of a fundamentally strong program.”

MacIntyre looks forward to competing as a coach in the Pac-12, “all my life I wanted to be a coach, I grew up a coach's son and it is in my blood,” MacIntyre stated at his first official press-conference.

MacIntyre is ready to get started with the program, “my slogan is: 'No excuses, no regrets.'  Find a way.  If you can't do it that way, we have to find another way to be successful.  I think I'll find those as I go through and everyone will work together and we'll find options that make us have a chance to be successful.”

The program is eager to get to work but MacIntyre reminds fans, coaches, and players that “Patience is a key word but perseverance is a better word."

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