Before the season, Colorado head football coach Dan Hawkins famously made a vow of "10 wins or bust." Instead, it's been three wins, eight losses, with a ninth entirely likely this weekend versus Nebraska -- by which time we should know whether Hawkins's CU career is included in the "bust" part:
Mike Bohn will leave here tonight having already decided the fate of football coach Dan Hawkins at Colorado.
CU's athletic director would not reveal his decision during an interview with the Camera following the men's basketball team's 73-58 victory over Chaminade in the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Bohn said an official announcement about the football coaching situation will come Thursday.
Intriguingly, Sports by Brooks says Hawkins met with CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano to make his case for a fifth season -- while athletic director Mike Bohn was in Hawaii for the EA Sports Maui Invitational basketball tournament. No idea what this means with respect to the announcement -- are they really gonna can the guy on Thanksgiving Day? -- but we'll know tomorrow.Perhaps the bigger question is, if Hawkins does get the boot, does his son Cody stay the backup QB? Stay tuned.
[UPDATE, 7:22 a.m. ET] Against every indication over the course of the season, morning buzz out of Boulder according to multiple sources is that the Buffs will bring Hawkins back for a fifth season; Hawkins himself is reportedly telling assistants he has another year., which would be more than a little optimistic even for a "glass half full" kind of guy like Hawk if not true. Stay tuned for today's official word. -- Matt Hinton