CU-Boulder athletic director Mike Bohn announced Tuesday morning that football coach Dan Hawkins had been fired, effective immediately.
Long-time assistant coach Brian Cabral will take over as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Cabral, a CU alumnus, had been an assistant coach with the Buffaloes for the past 22 years.
According to Bohn, a search committee to find a new coach will be in place by the end of the week. No timetable for a replacement has been set.
In 58 games at the helm in Boulder, Hawkins acquired a record of 19-39. His son, Cody, is currently CUâ€™s starting quarterback.
â€œThroughout my career at Colorado, Iâ€™ve learned a lot, but I know a lot about college football, too, and I know how it goes,â€ Cody Hawkins said, when asked his personal thoughts on his fatherâ€™s firing. â€œLike Scotty (McKnight) stated earlier, college football is a business and there are a lot of great guys in this business who get put out on the street.â€
CU will play host to Big 12 North opponent Iowa State on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.