MacIntyre named AP coach of year
The list of accolades keeps growing for Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre.
After leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3 record, a Pac-12 South Division title and the largest turnaround in the history of the league, MacIntyre has been named The Associated Press coach of the year.
The AP honor is the latest of a string of national coach of the year awards won by MacIntyre, who guided the Buffs to their first bowl appearance since 2007.
CU, ranked No. 11 in the AP poll, will face No. 13 Oklahoma State (9-3) in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 29.
In MacIntyre’s first three seasons at CU, the Buffs were only 2-25 in the Pac12, and they had won just five of 45 games since joining the league in 2011. This season, CU went 8-1 in the Pac-12 to earn a berth in the conference title game, where they fell 41-10 to No. 4 Washington.
Along the way, the Buffs briefly entered the College Football Playoff discussion, produced the first sellout at Folsom Field since 2008 and produced a 2017 recruiting class that ranks among the top 25 in the country.