The Colorado football program has parted ways with director of sports performance Dave Forman.

Forman came to CU, along with head coach Mike MacIntyre, from San Jose State in 2013. Forman and MacIntyre worked together for the past five seasons, including the last three at CU.

MacIntyre has made the decision to go in a different direction, however. CU associate athletic director Lance Carl told that it was MacIntyre's decision to let Forman go, but MacIntyre was not made available for comment.

Coming into this past season, and even throughout the season, CU players and coaches, including MacIntyre, repeatedly commented about how much bigger and stronger the Buffs have become in the past year. Many players and staff members praised Forman for the work he had done with them to improve their strength and conditioning.

Despite that, this was an injury-riddled season for CU. The Buffs lost 120 man-games to injury. Of those, 93 games were lost among those in the two-deep depth chart. That represents 16.3 percent of the possible games played by the two-deep. According to CU, since 1987, only five seasons have seen CU lose a higher percentage of games to injury to the two-deep.

In the three years before Forman came aboard, CU lost an average of 91 games per season due to injury. In 2013, the Buffs lost just 23 games, and the injury total remained low in 2014.

CU spokesman David Plati said MacIntyre will begin vetting and interviewing candidates immediately.

When asked about other potential personnel changes, Carl said MacIntyre is still evaluating his staff.


Brian Howell:, on Twitter: @BrianHowell33.