Colorado's move from the Big 12 to the Pac-12 two years ago brought hope to the football program, but that hope will now go on without former player Jon Embree. Embree was fired by the University of Colorado on Sunday after going 4-21 in two seasons as head coach:
Bohn/Benson/DiStefano joint statement: "It was a difficult decision, given Jon Embree’s history with CU."— Ryan Thorburn (@RyanThorburn) November 26, 2012
Embree's time at Colorado saw the Buffaloes flounder as one of the worst teams in the country. The Buffaloes were 3-10 in Embree's first season in 2011, but 2012 saw a 1-11 finish that was the worst in school history. The lone victory was a 35-34 win at Washington State to start Pac-12 play.
Press conference tomorrow at 11. Embree, Bohn and DiStefano. At least they're cordial.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) November 26, 2012
The Buffaloes were the worst team in the country at the FBS level in scoring defense, giving up 46 points per game to rate 124th out of 124 teams. The offense was not much better, rating 119th nationally at 17.8 points per game.