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This Man Was National Coach Of The Year Just Two Years Ago. Now He’s About To Be Out Of A Job

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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.

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.

If reports are true, Colorado is now one of three open power five head coaching jobs,  along with Louisville and Kansas

The coaching carousel is officially underway.

UPDATE: Colorado has denied that a decision on MacIntyre’s future has been made.