Colorado parts ways with Embree

The University of Colorado dismissed head football coach Jon Embree on Sunday.

Embree became the program's 24th head coach in December of 2010, but the Buffaloes went just 4-21 under him, including a 1-11 mark this past season.

"On Sunday night, we announced the departure of Coach Jon Embree," Colorado president Bruce Benson, UCB chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and athletic director Mike Bohn said in a joint statement. "We firmly believe a change in the leadership in our football program is in the best interests of the University of Colorado, particularly given our goal to compete at the highest levels of the Pac-12 Conference. It was a difficult decision, given Jon Embree's history with CU, and one we arrived at after considerable deliberation. We appreciate his passion and dedication and wish him the best."

Bohn added the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.