Archive for Monday, December 6, 2010

National briefs: CU replaces football coach Dan Hawkins with Jon Embree

December 6, 2010


Boulder, Colo. — Jon Embree will be introduced as Colorado’s new football coach this morning.

Word got out late last week that Embree, the Washington Redskins tight ends coach, was athletic director Mike Bohn’s choice to replace Dan Hawkins, who was fired after going 19-39 in four-plus seasons in Boulder.

Embree will be joined in Boulder next month by fellow former Buffalo Eric Bieniemy, who will finish out the season as the Minnesota Vikings’ running-backs coach before returning to Colorado to serve as Embree’s offensive coordinator.


Nats ink Werth for $126 million

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — Free agent outfielder Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals reached a megadeal Sunday, a startling $126 million, seven-year contract.


McDowell upstages Woods

Thousand Oaks, Calif. — U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell capped his greatest year with two clutch putts that gave him the greatest comeback ever against Tiger Woods, who lost a four-stroke lead.

McDowell holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff Sunday in the Chevron World Challenge, then made another birdie putt from a little longer away to deny Woods a victory in his final tournament of the year.


cato_the_elder 7 years, 3 months ago

I remember when I first I heard Eric Bieniemy's name over the PA at Memorial Stadium when Colorado was here. It kept sounding like his name was "the enemy," and given what he did to us that day it was indeed appropriate.

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