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John Henderson of the Denver Post writes that Redskins assistant coach Jon Embree will be the next head coach at Colorado and that Eric Bieniemy will be named as the offensive coordinator. The source is former Buffaloes coach Bill McCartney who is quoted as saying, “It was never about me doing it again. It was about setting the table for a black man to come in as head coach. And he athletic director Mike Bohn hired one. Now, give him a chance.”

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Denver Post reports that Colorado has offered its coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to Bill McCartney.

Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald writes that Georgia AD Greg McGarity said he expects Mark Richt to be back next season saying before yesterday’s Georgia-Auburn game, “Sure I do,” McGarity said. “Absolutely… I fully expect Mark Richt to be with us for awhile… Based on the first 10 games, there’s no question about that.”

Richt laughed when asked about his name coming up with the Colorado job, saying: “Georgia’s my home.”

Richt, under contract through the end of the 2013 season, is 95-33 in 10 seasons at Georgia.

John Henderson of the Denver Post writes that former Oregon coach and current ESPN broadcaster Mike Belloti and current Georgia coach Mark Richt are the top candidates to replace Dan Hawkins at Colorado. Belloti acknowledges having some “initial talks” with CU. Henderson also cites a source that eliminates Mike Leach because of “too much baggage.”

Eric Sorrentino of the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal World lists a handful of coaches that could be considered by Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, a KU grad, for the vacant position in Boulder. The list includes: available free agents Bill McCartney, Mike Bellotti and Mark Mangino, interim coach Brian Cabral, Air Force’s Troy Calhoun. He dismisses Les Miles, Jon Gruden and Mike Leach as viable options.

John Henderson of the Denver Post cites a source who says that Colorado will announce the firing of head football coach Dan Hawkins on Tuesday. Associate coach Brian Cabral would be promoted to interim head coach for the Buffaloes’ final three games. CU President Bruce Benson would confirm the report on Monday night.

Colorado is 3-6 overall and 0-5 in the Big 12 this year. On Saturday, Colorado squandered a 28-point fourth-quarter lead in a loss at Kansas. The Jayhawks scored 42 points in what could be the final 15 minutes of the Dan Hawkins era at Colorado.

Adam Zuvanich (@ZuviesViews) of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal writes that New Mexico coach Mike Locksley tops his list of coaches on the hot seat, followed by Colorado’s Dan Hawkins, Washington State’s Paul Wulff, and Texas A&M’s Mike Sherman now find themselves on the hot seat.

Zuvanich writes that Locksley and the Lobos are 0-6 and has lost their games by an average of 34 points. This on the heels of getting into an altercation with an assistant coach and being accused of discriminating against a longtime university employee.  All of this in the span of about 12 months.