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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.

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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.

Dan Hawkins

It’s no longer a question of if, but when Dan Hawkins gets fired as coach at Colorado, writes Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, after a 31-25 loss to Baylor. Hawkins, who left a Boise State program on the rise in 2006, is just 19-36 at Colorado. Kiszla recommends that the Buffaloes AD Mike Bohn bring Bill McCartney out of retirement, a la Bill Snyder.

Ralph Russo of the Associated Press writes that Tim Brewster is “way out in front in the first-to-be-fired pool” after losing five straight. Russo expects Minnesota to fire Brewster before the end of the season.

Russo also notes that after 11 player arrests and a 2-4 record, Georgia might need to run the table to save Mark Richt’s job.

Russo also puts Dan Hawkins on notice. He writes that a 3-1 start might prove to be a mirage after a 26-0 loss at Missouri last week.

Russo writes that Ron Zook seems to be safe for now, after coming into a critical year. Russo says that the Illini are a “good bet” for four more wins which should be enough for Zook to survive another year.