Jay MacIntyre to play for father at Colorado

Nov 30, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre reacts during the first half against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Jay MacIntyre, who played both quarterback and safety in high school, signed his letter of intent to play for the Colorado Buffaloes on Wednesday.

Colorado’s head coach? Mike MacIntyre, Jay’s father.

The older MacIntyre talked with The Denver Post about the process of recruiting his son. He said he left the room when his son’s tape was being analyzed by the other coaches so as not to influence their assessments in any way. He also expressed confidence his son will be able to handle the pressure of playing college football while coached by a family member.

A familial quarterback-coach connection is not something new for the Buffaloes. Back when Dan Hawkins was the head coach, Cody Hawkins was recruited to play quarterback. Cody initially won the starting job, but he was then benched by his father after a string of mediocre performances. At the time, Dave Krieger of the Post called it an “impossible to win” situation.

Let’s hope the MacIntyre’s fare a little better.

[Source: The Denver Post]

Topics: Colorado Buffaloes, Jay MacIntyre, Mike MacIntyre

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