Marcus Loud: CU firing 'heartbreaking' 

November, 26, 2012
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The announcement of Jon Embree's firing as head coach at Colorado came as a shock to most of the Buffaloes’ 2013 recruits. It wasn't enough for defensive end Marcus Loud (Houston/Wheatley) to decommit, but it was enough for him to consider taking visits elsewhere.

Loud, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end, said the news of Embree being let go after only two seasons was “heartbreaking.” Embree went 4-21 in two seasons, including 1-11 this season.

“I’m still committed, but I am definitely taking some more visits,” Loud said, “I was going to take some visits around this time anyway, though.”