Embree & His Coaching Staff


2010 Season Archive

Embree & His Coaching Staff

//posted 1.23.2011

An in-depth look at head coach Jon Embree and Embree’s 2011 Colorado coaching staff

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Colorado has a new coach and a new conference. It’s time for Buff fans to show our “resolve” …

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Michael Sipili arrested on sexual assault charges … Michigan goes with Brady Hoke

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Postseason

//posted 12.20.2010
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Embree is my fifth new coach. Why Embree’s philosophy may work where Hawkins’ did not

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You’ve read Embree’s resume; here’s why you’ll like him as your head coach …

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Coaching Carousel

//posted 12.4.2010

Is former KU coach Mark Mangino heading to Nebraska? … Will Jim Harbaugh opt for 49ers or Wolverines? …

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Nebraska 45, Colorado 17

//posted 11.29.2010

Colorado was riding the high of a two-game winning streak, needing one more win to qualify for a bowl game. Instead, the Buffs reverted to old bad habits, falling on the road to No. 16 Nebraska, 45-17. Three Colorado turnovers were all converted into touchdowns by the Cornhuskers, who held the ball for almost 40 minutes of game time. With the loss, Colorado ended its final season as a member of the Big 12 conference with a 5-7 record. Cody Hawkins, who had only two interceptions (and 12 touchdowns) in four games after taking over for an injured Tyler Hansen, threw two interceptions early in the third quarter, allowing Nebraska to turn a close game into a rout.

While it was impossible to know it at the time, the game may have turned on the fifth play from scrimmage. Nebraska took the opening kickoff, and, on second-and-eight at the Cornhusker 47 yard line, Nebraska quarterback Cody Green hit running back Rex Burkhead for a short gain. Burkhead fumbled the ball, with the fumble picked up Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith and returned to the Nebraska 23 yard line. The 3,800 Buff fans in attendance were in full voice – Colorado had the ball and the momentum!

After a booth review, however, the play was ruled an incomplete pass, and Nebraska maintained possession.

It was as close as the underdog Buffs would come to a turnover all day, and as close as Colorado would come to dictating play.

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A November to Remember

//posted 11.28.2010

November, 2010, will be remembered by Colorado fans as the month in which the Dan Hawkins’ era finally came to an end. It was also the month of an epic collapse and a month of redemption. Colorado’s final month as a member of the Big 12 Conference was anything but boring.

And, even though the Buffs suffered two disheartening losses, it says here that each game played a significant role – and hopefully a positive role – in how the Buffs’ future as a member of the Pac-12 will take shape.

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The Colorado Daily

//posted 11.28.2010

Colorado team awards announced … Fearless Forecasts …

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The Next CU head coach …

//posted 11.26.2010

… will likely come from amongst the 17 candidates profiled. Compare the resumes of your top choices

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