After graduating from Tech with a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1989, MacIntyre was hired by Georgia coach Ray Goff as a graduate assistant.
“I still talk to Ray a couple of times a year,” MacIntyre said. “I really appreciate him giving me an opportunity.”
MacIntyre earned his master’s degree in education from UGA with an emphasis on sports management in 1991.
From there, his career took him to numerous assistant-coaching positions at both the college and NFL levels and to head-coaching positions with San Jose State and, since 2013, Colorado.
MacIntyre this season led Colorado to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the Pac-12 Championship game, where the Buffaloes lost to No. 4-ranked Washington. Colorado had gone 10-27 in his first three seasons, but this year’s turnaround didn’t catch him by surprise.
“Our expectations really were to win the Pac-12 championship,” he said in Atlanta. “Going into fall practice, I felt like we were going to have a good team. I even have it written on the 15th day of my practice notes that we’ve really got a good football team.”
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Word should come late this morning on whether commissioners in Collier County, Fla., will pursue negotiations with the Braves to build a $100 million spring-training stadium in a Naples development. Full story here.
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Major League Soccer's expansion draft starts at 2 p.m. today. Click here for Doug Roberson's report on the options available for Atlanta United.
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On the day after their embarrassing 42-14 home loss to the Falcons, the Los Angeles Rams fired coach Jeff Fisher. Full story here.
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