Jon Embree inherited a program that had gone 5-7 the previous season. Turner Gill went 3-9 his first season. Jon Embree went 3-10 his first season. Turner Gill went 2-10 his second season. Jon Embree is 1-10 his second season. Turner Gill's transitional recruiting class (2010) was ranked #55 on Rivals. Jon Embree's transitional recruiting class (2011) was ranked #74 on Rivals. Turner Gill's second full class (2011) was ranked #34 on Rivals. Jon Embree's second full class (2012) was ranked #36 on Rivals. Turner Gill's offense in his first season ranked #113 total / #111 scoring. His second year, that improved to #106 / #95. Jon Embree's offense in his first season ranked #92 total / #109 scoring. His second year, that has fallen to #118 / #120. Turner Gill's defense in his first season ranked #98 total / #103 scoring. His second year, that fell to #120 / #120. Jon Embree's defense in his first season ranked #102 total / #109 scoring. His second year, that has fallen to #118 / #120. (Statistical rankings based on the 120 NCAA FBS teams that count toward the rankings and does not include the 4 teams that just moved up to FBS.) *************************** In the final analysis, Gill's performance at KU (a program with very little tradition) was slightly better than Embree's performance at CU (a program in the Top 25 nationally in all-time wins). Considering KU's lower expectations for its football program, one would expect KU to be more patient than CU. But Gill's level of failure was so overwhelming that they simply had to move on after 2 years. Also, let's look at the respective resumes before Gill and Embree landed these jobs. Gill 1989: Nebraska (GA) 1990: North Texas (GA) 1991: SMU (WR) 1992-02: Nebraska (QB) 2003: Nebraska (Assistant HC / QB) 2004: Nebraska WR 2005: Green Bay Packers (Dir. Player Development) 2006-2009: Buffalo (HC) Embree 1991: Colorado (Volunteer Coach) 1992: Douglas County HS (TE/WR) 1993-94: Colorado (TE) 1995-98: Colorado (DE) 1999-00: Colorado (TE) 2001-02: Colorado (WR/Kicking) 2003: UCLA (Assistant HC/ WR) 2004-05: UCLA (Assistant HC / TE/ Kicking) 2006-08: Kansas City Chiefs (TE) 2009: unemployed 2010: Washington Redskins (TE) Resumes are very similar. Both had been Assistant Head Coaches. Embree had more NFL experience. Both were very successful position coaches. Gill had some success as a Head Coach building a Buffalo program to its first every bowl game and being considered for almost every job opening in the nation. Embree had never been a Head Coach. Of the two, Gill's resume called for extra patience. It was in his 3rd year when he broke through at Buffalo. But things were so bad that he didn't get the chance. Rightfully so. That level of performance (win/loss, statistical analysis, recruiting) simply cannot be allowed to continue. CU cannot possibly keep Embree a 3rd year.