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MacIntyre Leaving SJSU After Revitalizing Football Program

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Head coach Mike MacIntyre of the San Jose State Spartans shouts during the game with the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 10, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Head coach Mike MacIntyre of the San Jose State Spartans shouts during the game with the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 10, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – Mike MacIntyre is leaving San Jose State to coach the University of Colorado football team.

The school announced Monday that MacIntyre signed a five-year deal. He’ll be introduced at a 4 p.m. MST news conference at Folsom Field.

His hiring ends a two-week search by Colorado that included a rejection by its first choice, Butch Jones.

MacIntyre inherits a program that’s had seven straight losing seasons, including a 1-11 record this year under Jon Embree that was the worst in the 123-year history of the program.

McIntyre has turned around a program before. The Spartans (10-2) are ranked No. 25 in the BCS and are heading to the Dec. 27 Military Bowl in Washington, D.C., two years after a 1-12 showing in McIntyre’s first season.

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