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Former Colorado University Football Coach Says Jon Embree Got The Head Coaching Job Over Him Because Jon Is Black

DenverPost – Jon Embree has verbally accepted Colorado’s offer to become its next head football coach, according to Bill McCartney, the legendary ex-Buffs’ coach. Embree will hire former Buffs’ great Eric Bieniemy as his offensive coordinator, McCartney said.

“Embree’s going to be the head coach and Bieniemy’s going to be the offensive coordinator,” McCartney told The Denver Post today. “Take it to the bank and hang your hat on it.” Continue Reading…

Jon Embree will be the University of Colorado's head football coach.

Former Colorado Buffaloes head coach Bill McCartney was one of 3 candidates for the vacant head coaching position for the University of Colorado’s football team.

Washington Redskins tight end coach Jon Embree, an African-American, is the candidate who got the job.

And Bill McCartney had alot to say about it.

He said “It was never about me doing it again…It was about setting the table for a black man to come in (as head coach). And he (athletic director Mike Bohn) hired one. Now, give him a chance…he’s (Mike Bohn again) hiring outstanding black leaders.”

I understand Bill is trying to be supportive of blacks progressing in the football coaching industry. Blacks make up most of the players but there aren’t many black head coaches in football.

But his choice of words make him sound like a  racist and a typical bigot. After he realized he wasn’t going to be the head coach, Bill put the focus on the skin color of Jon Embree.

He could have talked about how good of a coach he will be or how much  of a leader he will be to the Colorado players. And maybe he did.

But even if he did, there is no excuse for him saying “it” was all about Jon Breeme being black. Jon Breeme will be hearing enough about how he is one of the first blacks to coach a well-respected college football team.

Is Bill McCartney an undercover racist?

Is Bill McCartney wrong for what he has said about Jon Breeme?

  1. Jerry Miller
    December 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Are you kidding me? Why make something out of nothing? McCartney is not a racist and you try to paint him as one over one quote that you take out of context? Man, that is bullshit.

  2. Lisa
    December 3, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    Shame on you and anyone who is making this supposed “quote” a bigger deal than it should be, and especially for you to use that word “racist” for someone who is saying the exact opposite. How about assuming very simply he is happy they are putting a black coach in place. What’s wrong with that? Do you know how many black head college coaches there are in the entire country? Look at the stat’s. I think I heard 12 today? Are you trying to say there isn’t racism still in our country?? Wake up! However, you call him a Racist? Do you know how strong that word is, and you throw it around like that for someone I am sure you don’t know. Unfortunately, regardless if we like it or not, there is still the issue of inequality and racism in our country, but his comment should not create a forum for your types to rant. He wants to ensure that black people are getting the same chances anyone else would (but you called him a racist). Yes, it should be a place we don’t have to say or think this, but guess what…it still is! That is exactly why there are so few head black coaches today in College football! People like you are throwing assumptions into print….” because he didn’t get the job he said this…”. Do you know him? Did you talk to him? Or are you taking literally a few words and making many assumptions. Love your type…let’s write whatever I want and go with the current wave…stand up for what is really the facts! That would be refreshing!

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