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Colorado fires coach Mike MacIntyre after six straight losses

Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre heads off the field after the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. Utah won 30-7. MacIntyre was fired the following day. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre heads off the field after the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. Utah won 30-7. MacIntyre was fired the following day. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press

Colorado has fired coach Mike MacIntyre after the team lost six straight games in his sixth season at the school.

Athletic director Rick George released a statement Sunday saying he informed MacIntyre that the coach would not return and then met with the coaching staff and players. George said he will name an interim head coach for Colorado’s final game against California on Saturday.

MacIntyre was voted AP college football coach of the year in 2016 after he led the Buffaloes to a Pac-12 South title and 10 victories. That was his only winning season at Colorado, going 20-40 and 6-38 in the Pac-12 in the other five.

The Buffs started this season with five straight victories and moved into the AP Top 25. They have not won since and lost Saturday to Utah 30-7.

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