CU Officials Prepared To Fire Embree Before Final Game

December 13, 2012 7:00 PM

CU Officials Prepared To Fire Embree Before Final Game
" BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- University of Colorado Athletic Director Mike Bohn and Chancellor Phil DiStefano laid the groundwork to fire head football coach Jon Embree prior to the Buffs final loss of the season, according to internal CU documents obtained during a CBS4 Investigation.

The CU football team lost its 10th game of the season 42-35 to the University of Utah on Nov. 23.

Two days later, at about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Bohn informed Embree he was fired.

The following day Embree talked about his dismissal.

“There was no indication, no indication,” Embree said after he was fired. “I thought I would be here to build it, see it through.”

Embree said he was under the impression he had another year to turn around the CU football program.

But CBS4 has obtained internal CU emails showing Embree’s bosses were preparing to fire him prior to the final loss.

Bohn emailed DiStefano at 10:01 a.m. Nov. 23, hours before the final game began.

The document is labeled “Colorado Football Strategy Session.”

Bohn wrote, ”Phil, please see below a draft agenda for our post game meeting for your review. I also have some handouts on search related initiatives ready to distribute "

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