New coach for San Jose State
Having rebuilt San Jose State (10-2), Mike MacIntyre left for Colorado after the Spartans accepted the bid that will have them facing Bowling Green (8-4) on Thursday at RFK Stadium. Defensive coordinator Kent Baer was selected as the interim head coach for the game and wanted the job full-time, but he wasn't granted an interview.
Instead, San Diego's Ron Caragher was hired, and Baer is going to follow MacIntyre to Colorado.
So, talk about awkward: Caragher has started to set up shop with the Spartans during Baer's final days at the school. Caragher watched practices in San Jose last week and traveled with the team to the nation's capital as an observer.
"In some ways, it can be very confusing," Baer said. "Sometimes it's confusing to me, to be honest with you. But once we get out to practice and we're handling our business in meetings, it's this group of coaches and players that's been here all year."