The Colorado Buffaloes introduced Mike MacIntyre as the school's 25th head football coach on Monday. MacIntyre wasted no time in sharing his vision for the Buffs, saying he sees no reason why Colorado can't be nationally relevant and competing for the Pac-12 championship each season.
"We've hired a football coach that all Buffs can stand shoulder to shoulder with," said Mike Bohn, Colorado athletic director, of the coach he signed to a five-year, $10 million contract. "He's a proven recruiter, a teacher and a leader who executes a plan to build a fundamentally strong program."
MacIntyre, 47, comes to Colorado after three seasons at San Jose State where he went 16-21 as head coach. In the 2012 season, MacIntyre led the Spartans to a 10-2 record and the program's first appearance in the top 25 since 1975.
The coach indicated he hoped to bring several assistants with him from San Jose State, but nothing is set yet. "I'll interview everybody on the [Colorado] staff, kind of see where everything fits and then find out what guys from San Jose State are coming," MacIntyre said.
MacIntyre also said he plans to run open practices at Colorado, a change from previous Colorado coaching tenures.