- Solid coaching- He has four years experience as an assistant in the NFL. Later he brought San Jose State from a 1-11 season in 2010 to a 10-2 season in 2012. The man can coach and run a program. His recruiting class was ranked No. 1 in the WAC, and this without any western roots. Just think what he could do as a head coach in the south. He's also improved Colorado in just one year there. They won four times as many games in 2013 as they did in 2012.
- Vandy roots- No worrying about this guy taking off after a couple seasons. Mike MacIntyre's father, George, was the head coach at Vanderbilt for seven years. He led Vanderbilt from a 1-10 record in 1979 to eventually play in a bowl game in 1982 and also defeated Alabama in 1984, Vanderbilt's last win over the Tide. Mike went on to play for Vandy for a couple seasons before his dad stepped down coaching the 'Dores.
- Good character man- MacIntyre, like his dad is, is very respected in the coaching community. As far as I know, no Spartans or Buffaloes have been locked up under his watch.
- Low buyout, if any- Yes, he's in his second season Colorado, but I'm hearing he has little or no buyout.
- High academics- In addition to playing at Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech, MacIntyre also was a defensive coordinator at Duke for two years before going to San Jose State. He knows about what it takes to coach and be a student at an institution with high academic standards.
David Williams should at least interview this man, if MacIntyre is interested. I bet he would be with his father ailing with a serious case of Multiple Sclerosis just a few miles from the Vandy campus.