Mike MacIntyre, new CU Buffs coach: Fresh new face or second coming of Dan Hawkins?
MacIntyre's mea culpa? "I realize my actions at the end of our game with Nevada last Saturday were unsportsmanlike. Clearly, what happened was outside the scope of what I want for the San Jose State football program, the athletics department, the university and our fans. I want to offer this public apology and vow that nothing like this will happen again."
CU fans would probably forgive such behavior if it led to a few more Ws.
Thus far, MacIntyre has avoided major missteps in Colorado. Even if he engaged in familiar coach-speak during his introductory press conference this week (for instance, he said he preferred the word "perseverance" to "patience"), he sounded confident and driven -- two characteristics the Buffs could use right now. What they don't need, though, is Dan Hawkins II. Let's hope Bohn hired someone entirely different -- because if he didn't, the AD will join MacIntyre on the road out of town a few years from now.
Here's the aforementioned press conference, courtesy of CUBuffs.com.
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