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.
Eh, I wouldn't say Embree was improving much at all based on how much I followed them, they played pretty good against Utah in the final game last week, but Utah is also a pretty bad team also outside of a RB & Star Lotulelei.
I don't think 2 years was enough time to give a fair assessment. However apparently Embree was unwilling to get rid of his coordinators, which I don't understand. Because both the DC & OC were terrible.
Colorado's football program is a train wreck.