Assistant Coach Placed on Leave

Colorado assistant football coach Vance Joseph had been absent from the team's first two spring practices. Late Saturday it was learned that the 31-year-old defensive backs coach has been placed on administrative leave with pay by the university administration.

University spokesperson Pauline Hale said that Joseph, in his third year as full-time assistant coach on Gary Barnett's staff "has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the university conducts an investigation of possible violation of university policy."

No details about what the possible violations might be were given, and there was no indication whether or not the matter had anything to do with the ongoing investigation into the football program, and its alleged use of alcohol and sex to recruit players.

Hale said Joseph's matter would be dealt with "through standard university procedure," and that the school would "take appropriate action upon its completion."

No timeline was given for the investigation.

In Joseph's absence, Darian Hagan had been working with the defensive secondary the past two days. Hagan was hired two months ago to a support staff position with the defense.

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