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Staff changes: Colorado

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    By Ted Miller

    [​IMG]Only Oregon and Washington didn't experience any staff turnover this offseason, so we're running through the staff changes for the other 10 Pac-12 teams.

    Next up is Colorad, which fired head coach Dan Hawkins and hired Jon Embree. So there was plenty of turnover.

    Team in parenthesis is where the departing coach ended up.

    Out
    Dan Hawkins, head coach

    In
    Jon Embree, head coach

    Holdovers from Hawkins' staff
    Brian Cabral, linebackers
    Darian Hagan, recruiting coordinator (was running backs coach for Hawkins)

    Out
    Eric Kiesau, offensive coordinator/QBs (California)
    Darian Hagan, running backs (retained as recruiting coordinator)

    In
    Eric Bieniemy, offensive coordinator/RBs
    Rip Scherer, quarterbacks/assistant head coach

    Out
    Romeo Bandison, defensive line

    In
    Kanavis McGhee, defensive line
    Mike Tuiasosopo, defensive line

    Out
    Robert Prince, receivers (Boise State)

    In
    Bobby Kennedy, receivers

    Out
    Ron Collins, defensive coordinator*(Ohio)
    Ashley Ambrose, secondary (California)

    In
    Greg Brown, defensive coordinator/secondary

    Out
    Denver Johnson, offensive line (Tulsa)

    In
    Steve Marshall, offensive line

    Out
    Kent Riddle, tight ends/special teams (North Texas)

    In
    J.D. Brookhart, tight ends/special teams/passing game coordinator

    Reaction: There's a lot to like about Embree's first staff if you're a Buffaloes fan. It's still not clear if the*defense will run a 4-3 or 3-4 -- or a little of both; the base in 2010 was a nickel (3-3-5)*--*so McGhee's and Tuiasosopo's responsibilities haven't been defined. Brown and Tuiasosopo were hired away from Arizona and Marshall from California, and Kennedy coached at Washington before spending his last seven seasons at Texas, so there's plenty of Pac-12 knowledge on staff. Cabral has spent the past 23 years at Colorado, so he provides local continuity, as do Hagan, Bieniemy, McGhee*and Embree, who all played at Colorado. Brookhart (Akron) and Scherer (James Madison and Memphis) have head coaching experience, while Embree, Bieniemy, Scherer, Marshall and Brown have significant NFL coaching experience.

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-10 Blog
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