Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BREAKING: Colorado: Dan Hawkins, you may leave now...you're fired

Dan Hawkins/Courtesy: coacheshotseat.com
As expected, the University of Colorado has decided to part ways with football coach Dan Hawkins this morning.

Multiple media outlets in the Denver area are reporting that the school has let Hawkins go and associate head coach Brian Cabral will finish another disappointing...and last in the Big 12/10 season for the Buffs.

More from the Denver Post RIGHT HERE

KUSA-TV tells us the same thing RIGHT HERE

None of this is surprising, Hawkins, though very successful at Boise State before coming to Colorado 5-years ago has had zero success. He leaves with a 19-39 record and a ton of question marks.

No, there isn't a controversy here, the question is how did he get the job in the first place. We realize that Colorado isn't an "Elite" program...but they were, at one point, pretty good. They aren't now.

This moved had been rumored off and on for the past couple of season. The consensus is that the final straw was the Buffs blowing a 45-17 lead in the fourth quarter of last weeks game against Kansas. Kansas came back and won 52-45.

Rumors are already swirling that Colorado will reach out to former coach Bill McCartney, though McCartney hasn't coached in some 15-years.

We leave your Boulder Edition of "Hawk Love" with the following reminder about his time at the University of Colorado...
((HT: Sportsnet/Youtube))

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