Originally Posted by kentatm
does anyone else think Jon Embree at CU got a raw deal?
He came into a huge mess post Hawkins and had no realistic shot at early success.
The facilities are behind most Pac12 teams partially due to all the campus rape issues the last several years destroying alumni giving.
He had the smallest budget of BCS teams for his coaching staff and was the lowest HC salary out of all BCS schools. He only made 750k per year which is lower than many Sun Belt HCs and even some coordinators at BCS schools.
Plus they are a state with little talent to recruit from and they are transitioning to Cali from Texas as their major source of players which takes time due to having to build relationships with all the high school coaches.
They seemed to be slowly improving by the end of the year (especially when Hirschman became starting QB) and he has done an excellent job restoring the teams reputation by getting their grades way up and getting rid of thug trouble makers that had been causing so many issues over the years.
I agree and just who do they think they can get who will turn it around in 2-3 years? My guess is whoever takes over will be paid even less and so will the assistants, going to have to deal with the few talented players transferring out and a poorer recruiting class than already as many of those players bolt. In short they are caught in the merry-go-round that is big time college football, even though they are not relevant at this time. Might as well at least play out his contract. If you have the dough to buy out his last few years or year then you should have allowed him to bring in better assistants via higher salaries. You get what you pay for.