Yesterday, Colorado fired Jon Embree after hiring him just two seasons before. The Buffs got a rude awakening when transitioning to the PAC-12, and found themselves miles behind the rest of their competition.
In his final press conference, an emotional Embree seemed shocked and betrayed by the quick actions of the Colorado athletic department.
It’s under general agreement that Embree was given an impossible task, and wasn’t expected to bring Colorado up to speed immediately, but Colorado Athletic Director Mike Bohn decided that he wasn’t happy with the, “trajectory” of the bottom-dwelling program.
His firing sheds light on a cruel reality of College Football, and that is that it isn’t a personal business; it’s a cut-throat “win or you’re out” world. On the other hand, Embree was cut out extremely quickly, and he could make the case that he wasn’t given enough time to really change the program.
What do you think? Did Colorado act prematurely in its firing of Jon Embree?