Forde doesn't give Mike Bohn and Colorado a perfect grade, however, dealing an A-minus to the Buffs for not targeting MacIntyre in the first place. Still, Forde writes: "After seven straight losing seasons and with the program in turmoil, the Buffaloes did not enter this hiring process in a position of strength - but they got a guy who looks like the right fit."
MacIntyre brings a bevy of experience to Colorado after his first head coaching stint resulted in the rapid turnaround of the San Jose State Spartans. His season records at San Jose State were 1-12, 5-7, and this year's 10-2 mark, which has the Spartans ranked for only the second time in school history.
Prior to San Jose State, MacIntyre had college defensive coordinator experience at Duke and Temple, and was a defensive assistant in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets.