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Embree fires back at Colorado AD

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08:21 AM ET 11.26 | After fielding one of the youngest teams in the nation this season, Jon Embree is out of work, thanks in large part to a one-win season. Embree said [athletic director Mike Bohn] told him at about 5:30 p.m. Embree had been planning to head out on the road for recruiting early this week. "He said he didn't feel the trajectory of the program was going in the right direction," Embree said. "I said, 'What direction was it going when I got hired?'" ... Embree met with his players at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bohn, who declined to comment further. "I'm disappointed," said Embree, who is owed a $1.5 million buyout. "I'm mad. I had trouble looking at those kids and seeing their reaction. It's hard. I loved those kids. I was trying to be an impact on their lives."

The Denver Post

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November 26, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Quick yank...kind of like pulling the starting pitcher after a first inning with 3 runs because the fielders made mistakes...

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November 26, 2012  08:39 AM ET

"I said, 'What direction was it going when I got hired?'"

Good enough to get an invite from the 12PAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 26, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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He is not gonna get an instant 9-3 record.

Question:

Would a team like CU be included in the "Superconferences"?

They are much better than Kent State, Northern Illinois, Fresno State, etc, etc, etc.

November 26, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Question:Would a team like CU be included in the "Superconferences"?They are much better than Kent State, Northern Illinois, Fresno State, etc, etc, etc.

Interesting question...might post that over on the Message boards...

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November 26, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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"I said, 'What direction was it going when I got hired?'"

The man has a point IMO, but it's not his decision to make. Take your buyout, and go find a school that will give you another shot.

November 26, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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The man has a point IMO, but it's not his decision to make. Take your buyout, and go find a school that will give you another shot.

There appear to be many openings. LOL

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November 26, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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I know he is an alum...But he should have never taken that job...Career suicide at a dumpster fire..... And the AD needs to be fired for giving him only 2 years to fix that dumpster fire...I wouldnt take this job if i was a high school coach

Let John L do it for a year and save some $$$$

He would put the final nail in the coffin.

November 26, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Question:Would a team like CU be included in the "Superconferences"?They are much better than Kent State, Northern Illinois, Fresno State, etc, etc, etc.

Historically they are better. The 90's??? The 70's??? They have the potential to be a great program. They should be able to recruit big burly white kids who love to hunt and fish from all over the country!!! :-)

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November 26, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Just another example of an AD caving to booster pressure...

November 26, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Maybe Mike Bohn should give it a shot, seems like he has all the Answers!!! nah, he's a Steak and Coors Guy!!! Pass the Potatoe's!

November 26, 2012  09:57 AM ET

LUS good, Arky bad.....Woo Pig Fooie!!

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November 26, 2012  12:06 PM ET

The trajectory was going in the exact same direction. They hired him to change that trajectory. He did not. One year is ridiculous, though, considering Colorado is just a bad school in football and has been for almost it's whole history except when McCartney was there.

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