1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The admins are aware of site instability throughout the day today. We have our crack technical staff checking it out, but it is probably the Russians. If you are having any specific issues, please post them to the Customer Service Support Forums and we will get to them in the next 24 to 48 weeks. Thank You

Staff changes: Colorado

Discussion in 'CU Buffs Newsroom' started by RSSBot, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

    Jul 8, 2005
    Likes Received:
    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.

    Dan Hawkins, head coach

    Jon Embree, head coach

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

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

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

    Romeo Bandison, defensive line

    Kanavis McGhee, defensive line
    Mike Tuiasosopo, defensive line

    Robert Prince, receivers (Boise State)

    Bobby Kennedy, receivers

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

    Greg Brown, defensive coordinator/secondary

    Denver Johnson, offensive line (Tulsa)

    Steve Marshall, offensive line

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

    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
    Click here to view the article.

Share This Page