Colorado is reportedly going to fire head coach Mike MacIntyre. Who are the five top replacement options to take over?
Mike MacIntyre was the 2016 Walter Camp Coach of the Year. Now he’s fired.
After six years and with four losing season in his first five campaigns – and with a collapse this year – the program is looking to make a change to keep up the pace with the division.
It might have been a weird year for the Pac-12 South, but with Chip Kelly, Herm Edwards and Kevin Sumlin finishing up their first seasons, and with USC certain to come up with a mega-watt coaching star, it was time.
Losing six straight after a 5-0 start was bad, but doing it with the offense going into the tank wasn’t acceptable.
This was the year to take over the South again, and Buffs didn’t do it – getting outscored 62-14 at home over their last two games.
And now the search is on. Here are the five names that make the most sense, remembering that the school is looking to make a bit of a splash …
5. Matt Canada, Maryland interim head coach
He came up with a great season for the Terps under trying and painful circumstances, but he’s still the interim head guy.
While his team is 5-6, he beat Texas, came within a missed throw of beating Ohio State, and despite all the inconsistencies, he’s kept things together.
There aren’t any roots in the area, but he’s a top offensive mind as a coordinator at Indiana, Wisconsin, NC State, Pitt and LSU before being thrown to the wolves with the Maryland job.
The Terps will probably want to clean house and start completely fresh after all of the problems over the last year, but while they’re trying to figure it all out, Colorado should at least throw out a call for an interview.
However, he might not be quite a big enough name for what Colorado wants.