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A little love for Jon Embree

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by class01, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. class01

    class01 Active Member

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    When was the last time anyone pointed out that Embree recruited:

    Liufau
    Bobo
    Lindsey
    Tupou
    Kafuvalo
    Irwin twins
    Kough
    Gilbert
    Ross
    McCartney
    Kronsage
    Huckins
     
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  2. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Buffs4Life. I'm sure he's as happy about tonight's performance as anyone.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Not Gilbert, but the rest.

    The problems with Embree were never about the eye for talent or his love/passion for the Buffs.

    I don't think there are hard feelings for Embree from most Buff fans. Certainly not from me. He was just too inexperienced to be the CEO of the program with such poor leadership above him and then to hire inexperienced coordinators.
     
  4. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I think he was done a disservice. He should never have been thrust into that role.
     
  5. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, hard feelings does not begin to sum it up. This is the guy who tried to bring down the program when he got fired for his performance.
    Don't give a crap who was recruited under his brief stint as HC. We are still recovering.
     
  6. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Yay?
     
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  7. bigbuff44

    bigbuff44 Well-Known Member

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    It's all good. We could be coached by Butch Jones.
     
  8. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    So, you are saying that the first wise decision MM made was keeping that class together when he first arrived. If I recall, many thought that was his first or second (keeping his coaches) mistake of his tenure. Funny how clear hindsight can be.

    As for Embree, I don't think he was put in a position to succeed and didn't help himself out with his assistant choices given his HC inexperience. I also think it was pretty sorry of him to try to stain the university with a racial motive to his firing. I have mixed feelings about his coaching stint and departure.
     
  9. Sideburn

    Sideburn Club Member Club Member

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    This.

    Love him as a buff, and hope he has found acceptance and happiness. It was a toxic atmosphere and he didnt help that. In the end I view him as the final catalyst to The Rise. After years of mismanagement, poor leadership at the top, and neglect we finally were able to step back and ask what have we let happen here? New dedication and building for the future for all sports, not just patchwork. The entire University is humming right now. Can't appreciate where you're going, if you dont appreciate where ya been. Go Buffs!
     
  10. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    You need to ad Hagan to your thanks specific at least to Sefo he wouldnt be here without DH.
     
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  11. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    Embree is awesome and part of the CU legendary legacy. A true Buff forever. He just wasn't head coach material.
     
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  12. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Odd that Embee's last class, during that awful 2012 season, ended up with some really solid guys, and that really highly rated class was more of a dud.
     
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  13. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Same think happened with Hawkins - his transition class had 2 first rounders
     
  14. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    In spite of all of J Es issues, the guy obviously new how to find good talent, and recruit.
     
  15. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    And that should have been his role at CU. Not HC.
     
  16. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    *hugs* for Embree
     
  17. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    THIS! And the first half at Fresno State----who could ever forget that fiasco/FUBAR? Fresno was nice to keep it under a 100!
    Some things are just not forgotten, even if "forgiven."
     
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    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    Ratings should be taken with a grain of salt.
     
  19. OUBuff

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    Much like Hawkins, I firmly believe that Embree did what he thought was best for the success of the team that he coached. What he did didn't work, I don't hold that against him.
     
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    Thanks so much for bringing up the Embree era. I feel so much better now.
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The other similarity was how they handled their relation to the previous regime. Hawkins almost seemed to see CU's past as a threat to his ego and wanted the program to be in his image, showing a lack of respect and almost a hostility to the past (culture and players). Embree was so anti-Hawkins that he ran off Hawkins players and removed anything Hawkins implemented - that it was a Hawkins thing was enough to equal bad & he didn't evaluate changes on their merits despite some being good.
     

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