After being rejected by former Cincinnati Head Coach, Butch Jones, CU worked fast to secure their new head coach, Mike MacIntyre from San Jose State. Colorado officials spent almost two full weeks working entirely on Jones just so the University of Tennessee could come in and snag him at the last minute.
MacIntyre came to San Jose State, from Duke, where he was the Blue Devils' Defensive Coordinator for two seasons. In 2009, his second season with Duke, he was named the American Football Coaches Association's (AFCA) 2009 FBS Assistant Coach of the Year. Both his defenses at Duke were ranked amongst the best statistically over a 20-year span. Before joining the Blue Devils, the 47-year old MacIntyre coached defensive backs for the New York Jets, in 2007, and held the same position for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2006. Also on the college level, he coached in the SEC from '99-'02, at Mississippi, for four seasons before going to the NFL. His first two years, he coached the receivers and his last two were spent coaching the secondary. The 2001 Rebels had the 5th best pass defense in the nation.
In three years at SJSU, MacIntyre went 1-12 his first season, 5-7 in his second season and 10-2 this year.
Now, for exclusive details only Buff Scoop has at this point:
-MacIntyre is signing a five-year, 10-million dollar deal.
-He will have 2.6-2.8 million for his asst. coaches' salary pool.
-MacIntyre is expected to bring five-six of his SJSU asst. coaches with him.
-We are told MacIntyre will "probably not" coach in the Spartans' bowl game versus Bowling Green, December 27th.
On the recruiting front, it is probably a good assumption that CU will be signing Dorsey Wide Receiver Delvon Hardaway. Why? Hardaway visited SJSU this past weekend and committed to the Spartans. Before CU's previous staff was fired, the Buffs were hard after Hardaway.
Stay tuned to Buff Scoop for more exclusive details on CU's new head coach and recruit/player reactions.