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Colorado Buffaloes fire head coach Jon Embree

BOULDER, Colo. – The Colorado Buffaloes have fired second-year head coach Jon Embree after a rough couple of seasons on the football field.

The Daily Camera reported that University of Colorado Boulder athletic director Mike Bohn informed Embree that he was fired at the Dal Ward Center on Sunday afternoon.

CU plans to hold a news conference Monday at 11 a.m. to talk about what’s next for the team. KDVR.com will livestream the news conference here.

Embree took over as the school’s 24th full-time head coach in December 2010. He was the third alumni to do so.

The Colorado Buffaloes have gone 4-21 after two years, and the Buffs went 1-11 this season, while failing to win a home game at Folsom field for the first time in history, according to the paper.

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, UCB Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, and Bohn released the following joint statement:

“On Sunday night, we announced the departure of Coach Jon Embree.  We firmly believe a change in the leadership in our football program is in the best interests of the University of Colorado, particularly given our goal to compete at the highest levels of the Pac-12 Conference.  It was a difficult decision, given Jon Embree’s history with CU, and one we arrived at after considerable deliberation.  We appreciate his passion and dedication and wish him the best.”

The paper reported that Embree is supposed to meet with his team tonight, and a press conference will be held on Monday at the CU campus.


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