Mike MacIntyre is still in possession of an incredible 0-fer since he became head coach at Colorado. For the 18th or 19th straight time (depending on your source or poll), MacInytyre's Buff squad has fallen to a higher ranked team. Today, #8 Washington State put a thumping on Colorado at Folsom Field 31-7.
In addition to never beating a higher ranked team while at Colorado, MacIntyre was also 0-1 against ranked teams while at San Jose State.
The loss to the Washington State Cougars was the fifth straight for Colorado since starting the season 5-0. In addition, going back to last season, it was the 8th straight loss for CU in games in which the Buffs could have become bowl eligible.
On the other sideline at Folsom Field, WSU coach Mike Leach won for the very first time at Colorado, going back to his days at Texas Tech. He was 0-4 before the game, but has now broken through in Boulder.
Washington State is now 9-1 on the season and ranked #8 in the nation. Colorado has gone from 5-0 and ranked to 5-5 with a strong chance of finishing the season with a losing record for the 5th time in MacIntyre's six years.
After Colorado's collapse this season, Athletic Director Rick George faces a big decision. Firing MacIntyre could cost the program up to $10 Million.
On the other hand, keeping MacIntyre could cost the school millions more. Fans have already started abandoning the program, and Folsom Field had many empty seats for the game today. The university announced a "crowd" of some 45,000 for the game, but those were clearly tickets sold. There were nowhere near that number in attendance.
Unless something is done to reinvigorate the fan base, the University of Colorado risks losing fans by the bushel. After spending upwards of $200 Million to upgrade facilities to be among the best in the nation, the program itself continues to fester in mediocrity under MacIntyre after almost six years.
The fans and supporters of the football program and the university are not happy. The investment of time and money is NOT paying any dividends.