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December 11, 2012

Colorado lands new coach

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BOULDER, Colo. —

MacIntyre may have made a good impression on Bohn, but he’s got his work cut out from him in winning over some prominent alumni.

Denver Broncos defensive lineman Justin Bannan, who criticized Bohn for not giving Embree more time to turn around the program, said he wasn’t sure what to think of MacIntyre’s hiring.

“I just got hit with the news, so I’m not sure what to think quite yet. So, I’ve got to find out who this guy is and what he brings to the table and figure it out from there,” Bannan said.

He said he was glad the search was finally over, though: “It’s been a crazy few weeks over there at CU and hopefully we’re trying to take steps in the right direction but we’ll see. ... I’ve got a lot of mixed feelings on it.”

The Buffaloes job isn’t a glamorous one, with sub-par football facilities and a fan base and booster pool disenchanted by the seven straight losing seasons.

The new coach faces a truncated recruiting season and must try to keep defections to a minimum from a roster that’s loaded with freshmen.

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AP Sports Writers Arnie Stapleton and Janie McCauley contributed.

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