Following a systematic dismantling by the Washington Huskies, the Colorado Buffaloes coach Mike MacIntyre ended the speculation that he might leave to coach at Baylor next season.
MacIntyre, who coached the surprising Buffalo’s to a 10-3 season and as high as No. 9 on the AP Poll’s has become a hot target in light of the turnaround in Boulder.
MacIntyre struggled in his first three seasons at Colorado, posting only a 10-27 record. However, the success in his fourth season has made him a target for schools looking to fill coaching vacancies.
Colorado hadn’t posted a winning record since the 2005 season before he arrived, spanning four different coaching changes in that time. Following the loss to Washington in the PAC-12 Championship game, MacIntyre felt that he needed to address the rampant speculation that he was interested in the same position at Baylor.
“I’m not going to Baylor,” he said plainly. “I love it at Colorado. And my family loves Colorado,”
For MacIntyre and the Buffaloes, the loss likely means the end of their Rose Bowl bid.
The Alamo Bowl seems like a likelier destination now. Whether this season is the beginning of a turnaround at Colorado, or just a flash in the pan remains to be seen. MacIntyre is banking on a turnaround.
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