By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Colorado Buffaloes has names Kurt Roper as the interim head coach for the season-finale. He replaces Mike MacIntyre, who was fired on Sunday.
Roper will coach the team on Saturday against the California Bears. The game will kick off at 7 pm EST.
The 46-year-old Ames, Iowa native is receiving his first head coaching opportunity. He will attempt to end Colorado’s six-game losing streak.
The Buffaloes have been outscored 61-14 in the last two games. They have been defeated by the Washington State Cougars and the Utah Utes in these two games.
During the entire six-game losing streak, Colorado has been outscored 202-115. The most points that the team has scored in a game during this stretch is 34, which they did in back-to-back games against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, October 27th and the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, November 2nd.
Roper was previously the Buffaloes quarterbacks coach before the promotion.
Prior to his job with Colorado, he spent two seasons as the South Carolina Gamecocks co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He spent the 2015 season as the Cleveland Browns offensive analyst.
In 2014, he was the Florida Gators offensive coordinator. From 2008 through 2013, he was the Duke Blue Devils offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Roper was the Tennessee Volunteers running backs coach in 2006 and 2007. He was also the Kentucky Wildcats quarterbacks coach in 2005.
He was the Ole Miss Rebels quarterbacks and passing game coordinator from 2002 through 2004. He also was the Rebels quarterbacks coach from 1999 through 2001.
He began his coaching career with the Volunteers as their graduate assistant from 1996 through 1998.