Colorado finds its next coach

Mike MacIntyre

DENVER (AP) _ Mike MacIntyre is leaving San Jose State to coach the University of Colorado football team. The school announced Monday that MacIntyre signed a five-year deal. His hiring ends a two-week search by Colorado that included a rejection by its first choice, Butch Jones. MacIntyre inherits a program that's had seven straight losing seasons, including a 1-11 record this year under Jon Embree that was the worst in the 123-year history of the program.

McIntyre has turned around a program before. The Spartans (10-2) are ranked No. 25 in the BCS and are heading to the Dec. 27 Military Bowl in Washington, D.C., two years after a 1-12 showing in McIntyre's first season.

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