Embree said six of his coaches offered to resign in order for him to keep his job.
Embree was fired Sunday with three years left on the five-year contract he signed nearly two years ago. He's due a $1.5 million buyout. He suggested he got a raw deal, pointing out that he only got 11/2 recruiting classes.
Even coming off the worst season in the program's 123-year history, Embree's quick hook took his players by surprise.
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