Why Did Colorado Coach Walk Away?
Faith and family called him home. University of Colorado football head coach Bill McCartney achieved great success in the early ’90s, so his decision to quit in 1994 — at the peak of his career — came as a surprise. His religious conviction led him to organize Promise Keepers, a male Christian organization. But McCartney’s resignation was more complex: His daughter bore children with two of his players, and his wife suffered from bulimia. So he devoted his life to God and loved ones, and has no regrets. But he remains a controversial figure.