Monday, December 3, 2012

Colorado Fired Jon Embree

The University of Colorado has fired head football coach Jon Embree.

Jon Embree's comments after his recent firing.

Given this coaching change has sparked a great deal of controversy, I will look at the NCAA production model under Jon Embree's tenure as head football coach at the University of Colorado starting with this season and then the previous season.

At the time of Embree's firing, Colorado was 1-11 - with their only victory against #117 ranked (at the time) Washington State and their worst loss against FCS Sacramento State.  Colorado played a tougher than average schedule than the rest of the "league".  Yet even with their difficult schedule, the Buffalo's were the #123 ranked (at the time) team in all of the football bowl subdivision - including the four new teams that will officially be part of the FBS next year.  That means that three teams moving up from FCS to FBS were better (from the model's perspective) than Colorado.  Colorado had the #121 ranked (at the time) offense and the #124 ranked (at the time) defense.

In 2011 Colorado finished 3-10 with their best victory against #66 ranked Colorado State and their worst loss was to #101 UCLA.  Colorado played an average schedule and finished as the #114 ranked team overall with the #83 ranked offense and the #119 ranked defense.

Analysis of NCAA FBS coaches fired this season:
Purdue's Hope
Arkansas's Smith,
Boston College's Spaziani,
Auburn's Chizik,
California's Tedford,
Western Michigan's Cubit,
Tennessee's Dooley,
Kentucky's Phillips,
Idaho's Akey.

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