Posted by: Pete Roussel on July 1, 2012
It took Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn sixteen days to land a new head coach, but the one he landed might just be THE coach that turns around the Colorado program.
On Monday, San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre accepted the head coaching job at Colorado.
As noted in our article last week, long coaching searches can be successful.
MacIntyre spent three years at San Jose State. After a 1-12 first season, the Spartans finished 10-2 in 2012. In the South, he's known as the coach that evaluated and recruited All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis to Ole Miss. Willis had just two offers, one from Memphis, the other from Ole Miss.
At his introductory presser today in Boulder, MacIntyre stated, "My slogan is no excuses, no regrets."
He added, "We are going to absolutely blanket the state of Colorado and we are going to absolutely blanket the state of Colorado. I look at California as in-state."
MacIntyre made it very clear that several coaches from San Jose State would be joining his staff at Colorado. He said that Colorado reached out to him sometime after the Butch Jones' deal went south.
Having worked with MacIntyre, here's a little insight into what Colorado fans can expect.
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