Rick Neuheisel took over in 1995 and enjoyed two good years before stumbling, eventually leaving the program for the University of Washington.
Gary Barnett held the top job from 1999-2005. While his teams were competitive on the field, his tenure was tarnished by insensitive remarks and an alleged recruiting scandal that included sexual misconduct by some of his players. Barnett left the program prior to the team's Bowl game and was replaced by Mike Hankwitz.
In 2006, CU hired Dan Hawkins who had great success at Boise State, but that success did not follow him to Colorado, where he failed to have a winning record in five seasons.
Hawkins received a $2.1 million dollar settlement with three games left in the 2010 season and was replaced by longtime assistant Brian Cabral who won two of the three games.
In 2011, former Colorado Tight End Jon Embree took over the team. In two years, they won only four of 25 games. His winning percentage of .160 is the worst in school history.
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