DENVER — Jon Embree is out as head football coach at the University of Colorado after just two seasons and four wins in 25 games.
Embree told The Associated Press he was heading into a meeting with his players Sunday night and didn’t want to comment on his firing other than to confirm he’d been let go by athletic director Mike Bohn earlier in the day.
Embree, who had three years left on his contract, said he would talk at a news conference today.
Even coming off the worst season in the program’s 123-year history, Embree’s quick hook took his players by surprise.
“It (stinks)," quarterback Jordan Webb said after Embree met with the players at the football facilities Sunday night. “We all really liked Coach Embree a lot. And he loved us, also. Sad to see him go. We all respect him the utmost. He’s a great man."
Bohn declined comment, but in a joint statement from school President Bruce Benson, Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, and him, Bohn said: “We firmly believe a change in the leadership in our football program is in the best interests of the University of Colorado, particularly given our goal to compete at the highest levels of the Pac-12 Conference."
— The Associated Press