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Jon Embree upset by firing

Updated: November 27, 2012, 10:57 AM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- A choked-up Jon Embree suggested Monday that the only way he could have turned around the University of Colorado's flailing football program in his two years as head coach was to take shortcuts in the classroom and on the recruiting trail.

"If you just hire the next guy and say you've got two years, keep your fingers crossed," Embree said at his farewell news conference a day after being fired.

Athletic director Mike Bohn, who fired Embree less than two years after ...

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