Jon Embree's firing as CU Buffs coach: A sacrifice by AD Mike Bohn to save his own job?

Yesterday, CU students enjoying the last hours of their Thanksgiving break received a university e-mail informing them that Buffs football coach Jon Embree had been sacked; see it below. We predicted this move last week -- not that the mysticism of Nostradamus was required to see this one coming. Still, the prominence of athletic director Mike Bohn's name on the announcement suggests that he's trying to use Embree's canning to preserve his own job.
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