MacIntyre takes helm of Buffs football

Mike MacIntyre, who led San Jose State to its first 10-win season in 25 years, has been named the 25th head football coach at the University of Colorado, athletic director Mike Bohn announced Monday.

MacIntyre agreed to a five-year deal with a salary of $2 million annually; as with all hires of this nature, the contract was subject to the final approval of CU’s Board of Regents, which voted Wednesday to authorize it.

He replaces Jon Embree, who was dismissed as Colorado head coach on Nov. 25; Embree was 4-21 in two seasons at the reins of the program.

MacIntyre, 47, led San Jose State to a 10-2 record this fall, with a final regular season ranking of No. 24 in the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls as well as in the final BCS Standings.  The Spartans earned a berth in the Military Bowl opposite Bowling Green on Dec. 27.

MacIntyre earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Georgia Tech and his master’s in education with an emphasis on sports management from Georgia in 1991. He and his wife, Trisha, have three children, Jennifer, Jay Michael and Jonston.

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