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Colorado fires Mike MacIntyre at the end of the season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Mike MacIntyre will be without a job at the end of the season. The Colorado Buffaloes’ head football coach will not be retained by the school, as they go in another direction. 

Denver7 was the first to report the news on Monday night. 

Former Colorado Buffaloes Head coach Mike MacIntyre watches from the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats
Mike MacIntyre watches from the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Buffaloes have lost five straight games, including a 31-7 loss to the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, November 10th. During the losing streak, the team has been outscored 172-108.

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Colorado won the first five games of the season. They; however, have not won since Saturday, October 6th, 2018 when they won 28-21 against the Arizona State Sun Devils. 

He has gone just 30-43 in six seasons at Colorado. He’s also 0-1 in Bowl games with the team, as they lost 38-8 to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

This best season with the Buffs came during the 2016 season. The team went 10-4, including a 41-10 loss to No. 4 Washington Huskies in the Pac-12 Championship game.

He will be allowed to coach the final two games of the season. However, if they win another game, they will become bowl-eligible and may play in a bowl game at the end of the season.

MacIntyre will coach his final game at home this Saturday against the Utah Utes (7-3) at Folsom Field on the Pac-12 Network. The Buffaloes will then travel to face the California Bears on Saturday, November 24th at California Memorial Stadium.

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MacIntyre is the second coach this season, who will be allowed to coach the rest of the season instead of being fired immediately and replaced with an assistant coach. Kansas Jayhawks head coach David Beaty is the other coach, who is being allowed to complete the season.

MacIntyre is 46-64 in nine seasons with the San Jose State Spartans and the Buffaloes. He’s had two 10-win seasons and in the seven other seasons, his teams had not won more than five games.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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