Black Coaches Association chief 'disappointed' in CU's firing of Embree

By: KYLE RINGO
November 26, 2012
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photo - Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, left, shakes hands with defensive lineman De'Jon Wilson, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, after an NCAA college football team meeting in which players learned that head coach Jon Embree had been fired in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)  Photo by
Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, left, shakes hands with defensive lineman De'Jon Wilson, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, after an NCAA college football team meeting in which players learned that head coach Jon Embree had been fired in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken) Photo by  

The executive director of the Black Coaches Association said today he is disappointed by the University of Colorado's decision Sunday to fire football coach Jon Embree after only two seasons on the job.

Embree was fired by athletic director Mike Bohn late Sunday afternoon following a 1-11 season that marked the first time in history a CU team went winless at Folsom Field. The Buffs were 4-21 under Embree in two seasons and lost 15 games by 20 or more points in those two seasons.

Embree was the first black head football coach in CU history.

“I'm disappointed for Jon because I thought he might get another year,” Floyd Keith said. “I would have been pleased if he had gotten another year, but I'm also not blind. I think the thing that did him in was the loss to the FCS team (Sacramento State). What can you say about that?

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