Colorado AD Mike Bohn seems to have buckled to pressure to hire a former CU player. The Denver Post is reporting that former coach Bill McCartney has said that Redskins tight end coach Jon Embree has been hired to replace Dan Hawkins. However, Bohn said the report is untrue.
There is a large faction of former CU players who supported Embree or former tailback Eric Bieniemy as the new coach. This is a potentially dangerous hire if it has happened. Embree has never been so much as a coordinator. He did spend a total of 10 years in two coaching stints overseeing tight ends at Colorado.
You'd think Bohn would have noticed to the last NFL tight ends coach hired for a BCS conference job. That would be one Tim Brewster who was hired from the nearby Denver Broncos.