Published: Dec. 19, 2016 By

mike macintyre

CU head football coach Mike MacIntyre is the Associated Press Coach of the Year. He received the honor on Dec. 15, along with the FWAA/Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award by the Football Writers Association of America. 

In early December, MacIntyre was named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year, college football's top coaching award, and received the Pac-12 Coach of the Year designation at the end of the regular season. 

At the start of the 2016 season, the Buffs were expected to finish last in the Pac-12. Instead, they finished 8-1 in the conference — reversing their 2015 performance of 1-8 — and won the South Division. The team fell to the Washington Huskies in the Pac-12 Championship Game Dec. 2. 

This is MacIntyre’s fourth season as CU’s head coach. He will lead the Buffs — ranked No. 11 in the country — in their first bowl game appearance in a decade versus No. 13 Oklahoma State at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 29. 

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