We have confirmed that Colorado has hired San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre to the same post.
In 2010, MacIntyre took over a moribund San Jose State program that had experienced just two winning seasons since 1993. MacIntyre made significant leaps season-to-season, jumping from 1-12 in 2010 to 5-7 a year ago to 10-2 this season. San Jose State finished second in the WAC, and its only defeats came at the hands of Stanforda and Utah State, teams with a combined 23-4 record.
The 2012 Spartans threw the ball with great efficiency, ranking second nationally with a team 170.4 quarterback rating. They also placed fifth nationally with 3.33 sacks per game and 19th nationally in rushing defense (123.7 ypg). MacIntyre’s team finished the season ranked in both major polls for the first time in school history.
That turnaround experience will prove vital in taking over a Colorado program that finished this season 1-11 and ranked 94th or lower in 13 of the 17 official statistics tracked by the NCAA. The Buffaloes lost eight games by 25 points or more and last posted a winning record in 2005.
MacIntyre comes to Colorado after spending the majority of his life in the South. A Miami native, he played at Miami and Georgia Tech, and held college jobs at Georgia, Davidson, Tennessee – Martin, Temple, Ole Miss and Duke. He also worked as the defensive backs coach with the Dallas Cowboys (2003-06) and the New York Jets (2007).
We will provide more details as they become available.