We are now 2 years removed from the Embree era and have the benefit of hindsight along with some things that came out after the fact with what was going on behind the scenes in some cases. Emotions have settled at this point but it's also recent enough to be fresh, so it's good timing to reflect on that era.
What went right, what went wrong, and, philosophically, what was misguided vs the right approach for CU?
First, I want to revisit the hire and why I supported Jon Embree being hired as the Head Coach at Colorado. At the time it was not necessarily a popular hire. While every fans does seem to get caught up in the excitement of a new coach and rallies to give initial support while hoping for the best (even
We talk a lot about what positions should be the focus of each class. That depends, of course, on both the talent need and the raw numbers at the position. For this thread, I'm going to ignore the "talent" component and just look at raw numbers.
First, we're working from an 85-man roster.
Within that, I'm going to make several assumptions based on scheme: