clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Jon Embree says that he wasn't given enough time at Colorado

The Colorado Buffaloes fired head football coach Jon Embree on Sunday, and during a Monday press conference Embree came across as critical of his brief stint in Boulder.

Jamie Sabau

Jon Embree met with the media on Monday to discuss his dismissal as the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes, and one day after being fired, he wasn't shy about mentioning how little time he had to change the culture of a football program needing rebuilding.

Embree lasted just two years as the Buffaloes' coach, and said CU fans should "keep their fingers crossed" if they give the next head coach only two years to turn the program around. Asked if he was assured he'd have enough time to rebuild a program at Colorado when he was hired, Embree said that he was told he could finish what he started:

A number of Colorado players joined Embree during Monday's press conference to show support for their former head coach, who said he was most proud of changing the culture off the field, the Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo tweeted. Ringo also reported that six CU assistant coaches offered to resign so that Embree could keep his job.

That wasn't enough for Athletic Director Mike Bohn, who took heat during Monday's press conference:

Justifiable or not, Embree's firing certainly came down to his record.

He was 4-21 in two seasons in Boulder, Colo., and the Buffaloes lost their last eight games during their 1-11 season. The single win came against fellow Pac-12 bottom-dweller Washington State.