Mike MacIntyre, new CU Buffs coach: Fresh new face or second coming of Dan Hawkins?

Well, we've had a couple of days to absorb the naming of Mike MacIntyre, formerly with San Jose State, as the CU Buffs' head football coach. But frankly, we still have no idea whether the move has a reasonable chance of success -- and neither does anyone else. After all, the 2010 hiring of Jon Embree filled us with optimism that eventually curdled into tears of frustration. Plus, there's the similarity between MacIntyre's background and that of Embree's predecessor, mega-disaster Dan Hawkins.
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