Mike MacIntyre introduced as new football coach for CU

BOULDER, Colo. - Mike MacIntyre was introduced as CU's new head football coach Monday and promised to make the university proud.

The announcement and news conference Monday confirmed information from anonymous sources that began to swirl Monday morning.

Previously, several sports reporters, including 7NEWS anchor Lionel Bienvenu, had anonymous sources who confirmed San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre would be accepting the head coaching job.

MacIntyre replaces Jon Embree, who was fired after a 1-11 record this season. The team's only win was 35-34 at Washington State on Sept 23.

MacIntyre compared the situation at CU to what he encountered when he joined San Jose State.

"Yes, we've got a long way to go," MacIntyre said, "but I've been there before and I know what to do."

MacIntyre said he wanted to "build something special here in Colorado," and alluded to the fact that his plans involve hiring some of his coaching staff from San Jose State.

"I will make you proud I promise you," he said.

MacIntyre signed a 5-year contract for $10 million, Bienvenu reported.

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