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Nov 9, 2010 2:33 AM

Hawkins is out at CU

DENVER (AP) - Multiple media outlets are reporting that embattled University of Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins will be fired Tuesday.

Hawkins has been on the hot seat since last year. The cries for his ouster grew louder following the biggest collapse in school history Saturday when the Buffaloes blew a 28-point lead at Kansas with less than 12 minutes left and lost 52-45.

It was the 17th straight loss outside Colorado for Hawkins, who is 19-39 in five seasons in Boulder.

A school spokesman said he couldn't confirm the TV and newspaper reports that athletic director Mike Bohn would replace Hawkins with associate coach Brian Cabral for the final three games.

Bohn didn't return messages Monday night and Hawkins didn't respond to a text message from The Associated Press.

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