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CU's commitment? Embree bought the coaches water daily. The athletic dept wouldn't even pay for it, per a source.
web • 11/26/12 11:01 AM
To summarize: M Bohn just fired a coach after 2 years and told the nation his program is underfunded, can't compete and has bad facilities.
TweetDeck • 11/26/12 10:53 AM
Retweeted by ChristianCaple
RT @MikeMcCartney7 As a #Colorado alum, I have no faith in Mike Bohn nor do I trust what comes out of his mouth
web • 11/26/12 10:41 AM
Larry Scott = failure ......
Agree with that
I feel so horrible for John Embree. That job meant the world to him and he was very passionate and tried his best. I think they needed to give him more time, they aren't going to find a coach now that's for sure. Apparently he let loose the waterworks. Hate to see it, and I know the players loved him.
I read somewhere he only had 8 sr on the team and he had the youngest team in the pac.
next thing we're gonna hear about them filling up water bottles at the gas station across the street
I heard their managers were deflating the water bottles to conserve money.
me too. thought he deserved another year. now who are they gonna get???? Tedford!!!
F I G H T O N
How come we couldn't take Boise St?
I always thought they could have made a good fit
"If this was a prize fight they'd call it off"- F ND!
Was Fresno St even an option when the PAC expanded, or is there some kind of requirement that a university must meet in order to join a conference?
If I remember correctly there are academic requirements and Bosie didn't meet.
Funny, when considering Colorado's admission rate is near 90%. Really, both Utah and Colorado were a big step back in terms of academics within the conference. That and I'm still not sure that either really adds much athletically when you consider their overall athletic departments. Honestly, the addition of the two seemed to be more of just an excuse to have a Pac 12 championship game in football. The extra game is an immediate leg up in terms of conference perception and being able to get in to the BCS title game. An extra game against a ranked opponent could've meant the difference in the BCS standings in a year like 2008.
Agreed. The talent he inherited was epically bad. Shane Dillon and that new dual threat QB looked decent.
Salt Lake City and Boulder/Denver media markets.
CU and Utah are much bigger media markets than Boise, Idaho.
Not going to happen because unless you buy gas, the air and water cost 75 cents. Doubt CU was going to pay for either...
CU is a good academic school in a fairly populous state with a good media market. It's the exact kind of school the Pac should look to add.
CU athletics will only improve over time. CU is a much well-rounded university than Boise State, which only has football to offer.
We should be looking to get to 16 asap before we're beaten to the punch. Longhorn Network seems to be doing less well than UT hoped, time to make them an offer...
Colorado is a good school, and a member of AAU. It's about research as well as athletics.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education.
AAU member universities are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to the nation's economy, security, and well-being. The 60 AAU universities in the United States award more than one-half of all U.S. doctoral degrees and 55 percent of those in the sciences and engineering.
AAU programs and projects address institutional issues facing its member universities, as well as government actions that affect these and other universities.
AAU works to maintain the productive partnership between the nation’s research universities and the federal government. The major activities of the association include federal government relations, policy studies, and public affairs.
Membership in the association is by invitation."
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"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Colorado and Utah were both terrible choices... once Texas was a no go, we should have gone the TCU route
Fight On! Leave No Doubt.
Texas is toxic..all of them. Look at the demographics of all their universities, they are so Texas centric, and the state pulls all the strings. Do you want the state of Texas to have that much power and bitching about everything in our conference? NO THANKS!
Texas is filled with Texans, not Americans.
I dont really understand the media market thing, because CU athletics are such an afterthought in the Denver Metro area. Sure you have the chance to be on a few more TV's, but if no one is watching does it really matter. This is Broncos country first, second and third.
Still feel we should have taken Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
This is actually heartbreaking. Almost makes me want to start a college and hire him as my coach.
Jon Embree responded to his firing as the Head Football Coach at the University of Colorado during a press Conference in the Dal Ward Center of the CU Boulder Campus Monday.
Video by Mark Leffingwell.
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