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Jon Embree

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Jon Embree Bio

    Personal:
    Born October 15, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA
    Graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Denver
    Completed CU Bachelor's Degree in Communications in 1988
    Married to the former Natalyn Grubb and has 3 children: Taylor (UCLA WR), Connor (UNLV WR) and Hannah
    Brother Sean is the Offensive Coordinator at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO (head coach is Tom McCartney, Bill's son)

    Player:
    1983-1986 Colorado Buffaloes (Lee Willard Award as freshman, All-Big 8 as sophomore, 2nd in receiving yards among all CU tight ends)
    1987-1988 Los Angeles Rams (6th round draft pick)
    1989 Seattle Seahawks (elbow injury ended playing career)

    Coach:
    1991 University of Colorado (volunteer coach)
    1992 Douglas County High School (Wide Receiver and Tight End Coach)
    1993-1994 University of Colorado (Tight End Coach)
    1995-1998 University of Colorado (Defensive End Coach)
    1999-2000 University of Colorado (Tight End Coach)
    2001-2002 University of Colorado (Wide Receiver and Kicker Coach)
    2003 UCLA (Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receiver Coach)
    2004-2005 UCLA (Assistant Head Coach / Passing Game Coordinator / Tight End Coach)
    2006-2008 Kansas City Chiefs (Tight End Coach)
    2010 Washington Redskins (Tight End Coach)

    Notable coaching highlights: 6 bowl wins in 10 seasons on the CU staff. Since he left, CU has had losing seasons in 5/7 years. In his final season at UCLA working as its Passing Game Coordinator, the Bruins finished 10-2 with the #7 offense in the country. Coached 2 Mackey Award winners in college and in the NFL he coached Tony Gonzalez to his only back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons.

    Notable players recruited to Colorado: Daniel Graham, Tyler Brayton, Andre Gurode, Victor Rogers, Cedric Cormier, Justin Bannon, Mark Fenton, Sean Tufts, Hannibal Navies, Donald Strickland, Damen Wheeler, Rashidi Barnes, and Ben Kelly.

    Notable players coached: Christian Fauria (All-Big 8), Matt Lepsis (All-Big 8 2nd team), Daniel Graham (2001 John Mackey Award Winner), Mercedes Lewis (2005 John Mackey Award Winner), Tony Gonzalez (Pro Bowl all 3 seasons under Embree with his best 3-year statistical stretch of his career despite entering his 30s), Chris Cooley (39 receptions through 8 games in 2010)

    Buffs4Life:
    Founder & Director
    The foundation was established in 2007 to help former CU athletes and their families deal with financial hardships in times of need. Buffs4 Life also supports the Denver Safe House, a women’s shelter in Colorado. During the Holiday season, Buffs4Life distributes toys and goods to women and their children at the shelter. Buffs4Life, a 501 (c) (3) organization also receives generous support from sponsors, including the Anthony H. Kruse Foundation.
     
  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    least favorite of all guys mentioned, well accept I guess Nutt.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    As posted earlier by Snow (also AirCraig who is a CU football parent posted the same info about the same exact time as AZ did):

    HC - Embree...Jon's accomplishments are well-documented

    OC and RBs coach - Eric Bieniemy...also well-documented

    QBs coach - Walt Harris - Former HC at Pitt and Stanford

    OL Coach - Steve Marshall - Was the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and North Carolina. Running game Coordinator/ OL coach at Tennessee. OL coach for the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. Coached OL at CU in 2001 Big 12 title season. Currently the OL coach at Cal.

    WRs coach - Bobby Kennedy - Current WRs coach and asst. recruiting coordinator at Texas. Originally from Boulder. Known as one of the best recruiters in the nation. Coached Wrs at Wake Forest and Wyoming. Also coached RBs at Wake, Arizona and Washington. Has coached in, and won two national title games

    TEs coach - to be determined, but there is another very exciting name here that I cannot yet confirm

    DC - Greg Brown...well-documented

    DL coaches - Mike Tuiasosopo and Kanavis McGhee - Mike is the current DL coach at Arizona and has also coached DL at Utah State and D-tackles at Utah. Mike is known as one of the very best recruiters in the Pac-10 - especially of Polynesian players. He has great connections in Hawaii and Los Angeles. Kanavis is a former Buff great with incredible connections to the Houston area as he was the HC at Sterling HS. He coached defensive linemen professionally with the Amsterdam Admirals and is currently the LBs coach at Gannon University (PA).

    LBs coach - Either Brian Cabral or Greg Biekert...both well-documented.

    DBs coach - Ashley Ambrose

    The word is both Ambrose and McGhee will also coach STs.

    Director of Football Ops - Jashon Sykes.
     
  4. RK

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    *Son Connor Embree (WR at UNLV)
     
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    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Where is Jon's accomplishments well documented? They should add them to his bio!
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    some guy read this staff to Klatt and CJ today... they were pretty impressed.
     
  8. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I might be able to get behind this with that staff!
     
  9. Nor Cal Buff

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    In what world is taking a team to a BCS Bowl game and having coached in the Pac 10 awful when you're hiring an OL coach?
     
  10. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Not my first choice or even in my top three, but I like the assistants if it comes to fruition.
     
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    That's an impressive staff, for sure.
     
  12. Darth Snow

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    Trust Wally. If anyone knows what a good staff looks like, it would be a seaman.
     
  13. SINKRATZ

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    Wait, wait....he was our Kicker coach in 2001??? Seriously?
     
  14. SCB

    SCB Well-Known Member

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    I can live with Embree and the right staff. We need recruiting. Not coaches that give a so called schematic advantage.
     
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    It's kind of funny to me because I love the staff except for HC, OC and DC in this scenario. I think Bienemy would be better suited as HC and I'm not sold on Brown as DC. Wait and see what actually shakes out I guess.
     
  16. Timbuff10

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    So where is his coordinator experience?
     
  17. JimmyBuff

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    Yeah where is it bcs?
     
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    I shouldn't say that as I don't want to sound like I am tearing him down, but anytime you mention EB that is what all the naysayers point to. I have never ever heard any one say that about Embre though.
     
  19. buffman60

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    is brown the same brown that was our DB coach that left for arizona?
     
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    Yes, you'll note the warm reception he's seen so far on Allbuffs. It's so unfair to Bieniemy.

    There's been ample concern expressed over his lack of coordinator experience.
     
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    Yes.
     
  22. mdelpizzo_1

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    Anyone looked into how Brown fared at AZ this year?
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The reason is because of the reasons you want to see OC experience. It shows X's and O's capability. And it demonstrates the ability to organize and lead.

    Embree was Passing Game Coordinator and functioned as a Co-OC for game planning at UCLA his last year when they won 10 games. That shows the X's and O's. He has also been a coach for offensive, defensive and special teams positions so you know he understands all 3 phases. That's a bonus in a HC candidate over what you'd normally get from a coordinator.

    On the organize and lead front, he put together the Buffs4Life charity. He directs it still. Beyond just showing the ability to organize and lead, this also connected Embree to former players and CU boosters in a much stronger way than any other candidate.

    So I don't worry about the lack of coordinator experience. The only thing he's missing is that he's never called plays, but I don't want our HC doing that anyway.
     
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    So, this staff that has been brought up. How does anyone have a clue that this staff could even be assembled? If EB isn't the HC you think he's going to be on staff?

    I don't know if it's Embree or EB, AZ telling everyone doesn't mean **** to me but, if it is true, this is a weak ass hire by bohn when the program needed a boost.

    Bohn sucks ass.
     
  25. ThndringHerd

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    See this kind of success story just shows why we should do absolutely everything in this country by committee. Committees choose excellence over mediocrity every damn time.
     
  26. JimmyBuff

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    yeah they have lost 3 in a row.
     
  27. ScottyBuff

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    I'm cool with the OC/RB, QB, and WR coaches.

    I like Greg Brown as DC, and that he already has a year game-planning against the Pac-10.

    Not really excited about the "lack" of kicking/punting experience on the ST coach position however.

    As far as HC, I really don't have an opinion yet, Embree is a mystery at this point. Better than Hawk, so thats good.
     
  28. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    A wet dish rag is better than Hawk.
     
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    Excellent use of the Lucinda. Rep.
     
  30. mdelpizzo_1

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    He isn't the HC, but Ron Collins did help lose 5 in a row for us
     

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