If you’re a college football coach, there is nothing more fleeting than the adoration of your fanbase.
In 2016, Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre was named the FBS coach of the year after winning ten games and the Pac-12 South. Less than two years later, Colorado is reportedly planning to fire MacIntyre.
— Shannon Ogden (@ShannonOgden1) November 13, 2018
When MacIntyre was hired in December of 2012 from San Jose State, Colorado was one of the worst Power Five programs in the country, having gone just 4-21 over the past two years. (RELATED: Major College Football Coach Gets Fired. He’s Still Owed A Sickening Amount Of Money)
After three tough seasons to start his tenure, MacIntyre’s program appeared to breakthrough during their magical 2016 season. But Colorado has failed to replicate that success the past two years, going 5-7 in 2017, and is currently in the midst of a five-game losing streak this season following a 5-0 start.
The coaching carousel is officially underway.
UPDATE: Colorado has denied that a decision on MacIntyre’s future has been made.
Colorado AD Rick George on report Mike MacIntyre would not return next season: “We do not comment on speculation or unsubstantiated rumors w/anonymous sources. Let me just say I have made no decisions regarding the future of the football program”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 13, 2018