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November 25, 2012
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Embree out as Buffs football coach

Jon Embree is out at as Colorado football coach after just two seasons, according to multiple sources close to the program.

The Buffs were 4-21 in Embree's two seasons and this past season went 1-11, the worst year in Colorado football history.

"I can't believe it happened," said linebacker Doug Rippy. "Man, it's crazy. I had no idea. I didn't see it coming at all. I don't think he had enough time to come in and do what he needed to do. Obviously it's the school's decision but I didn't see it coming.

"If you need to change the program around, you need more than two years. He needed people to buy into what he was trying to do."

After the season finale, a 42-35 loss to Utah on Friday, Embree said he had been assured by athletic director Mike Bohn that he would be retained. Embree signed a four-year contract after taking over for Dan Hawkins two years ago. Hawkins went 19-39.

Bohn informed Embree Sunday afternoon of the change and Embree informed his staff of his dismissal.

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