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McCartney: Embree's firing racist

Updated: November 28, 2012, 5:17 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Colorado coach Bill McCartney said racism was a factor in Jon Embree's firing from the Buffaloes head position after only two years on the job in Boulder.

In a radio appearance, McCartney said the school did not give Embree, who is black, the same opportunity to build up his program as his white predecessors had at Colorado and that race motivated the administration's failure to stick with Embree.

He added he personally was given more than two years to assemble the talent ...

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