BOULDER, Colo. — University of Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre received another honor Thursday when he was named The Associated Press national coach of the year.
MacIntyre took over the Buffaloes in 2013 after they went 1-11, and CU failed to win more than four games in each of his first three seasons and was 2-25 in the Pac-12.
But this season, the Buffaloes went 10-3, including 8-1 in the conference, to win the Pac-12 South Division title. It was the greatest overall improvement in conference history.
The Buffaloes lost to Washington, 41-10, in the Pac-12 championship game and will play Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 29. It will be their first bowl appearance since 2007.
Recruiting is up for CU after its rebound season, ranking among the top 25 nationally.