Buffs players disappointed to see Jon Embree fired

By: BRIAN HOWELL
November 26, 2012
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photo - University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, left, shakes hands with freshman defensive lineman De'Jon Wilson outside the Dal Ward Center on the university's campus, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Boulder, Colo., after team meeting. The team learned that NCAA college football head coach Jon Embree had been fired. Embree had been with the team two seasons. (AP Photo/The Boulder Camera, Paul Aiken) Photo by
University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, left, shakes hands with freshman defensive lineman De'Jon Wilson outside the Dal Ward Center on the university's campus, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Boulder, Colo., after team meeting. The team learned that NCAA college football head coach Jon Embree had been fired. Embree had been with the team two seasons. (AP Photo/The Boulder Camera, Paul Aiken) Photo by  

While a certain percentage of fans rejoiced on Sunday night when Colorado fired head football coach Jon Embree, current players who took to Twitter were almost unanimous in their displeasure or surprise about the news.

Senior linebacker Doug Rippy, who has always been a vocal supporter of Embree, Tweeted: "I can't believe that he is gone man! He did a lot for this team man. People outside the program don't know.

"Coach Embree if you see this I appreciate everything you done for the team and I! We will stand strong and you were not only a good coach but a great mentor!"

Embree and CU athletic director Mike Bohn met with the team Sunday evening at a previously scheduled team meeting. Sources told the Camera players gave Embree a standing ovation as he left the auditorium in the Dal Ward Center after addressing them. Many of the players were already aware Embree had been fired after the Daily Camera first reported the news Sunday.

A source told the Camera when Bohn addressed the team an unidentified person shouted that Bohn should fire himself. Players were not happy with the news of another coaching change.

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