Colorado Football: Mike MacIntyre signs contract extension

Colorado likes the direction that it’s going in under coach Mike MacIntyre.

The Buffaloes, who were led to a surprising PAC-12 South victory this season, has decided to extend the contract of the old ball coach. MacIntyre previously coached the San Jose Aztecs to a 10 win season and a top 25 finish before accepting the head coaching position at Colorado.

#cubuffs give head FB coach Mike MacIntyre an extension through 2021 and a raise. He will make $16.25M over the next 5 yrs ($3.25M per yr)

— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) January 9, 2017

MacIntyre accepted the extension and confirmed it through a press release earlier today:

“We absolutely love it here, the people have been great and I truly believe this is just the beginning.”

It wasn’t immediate success in boulder, though.

Through his first three seasons, MacIntyre was just 10-27 and was beginning to feel a little heat. Thanks to a 10-4 finish this season and a top 25 finish, the Buffaloes have deemed him the coach to lead the program to a new plateau of success.

What does a contract extension really mean, though? With universities often willing to pay the penalty for terminating contracts early, MacIntyre’s longevity will still be decided by his success. The type of season he was able to have this year will help him on the recruiting and hopefully, for his sake anyway, lead to greater and greater success.

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