Colorado officials will announce Tuesday that Dan Hawkins will not be retained as CU's football coach.

University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn and Hawkins met Monday afternoon, but the school made no announcement about the future of the coaching staff.

Assistant coaches worked throughout the day as usual on the game plan for Saturday's home game with Iowa State and had not been informed of any decision on a coaching change as of late Monday night, sources said.

In the wake of Monday night's news about Hawkins, speculation surfaced that Bohn might also be on his way out of Boulder to fill the Kansas job or as a ripple effect of the failings of the football program he oversees.

However, the Camera has confirmed that Bohn is expected to inform members of the football team about Hawkins' dismissal Tuesday and also is expected to lead the search for the next coach along with Chancellor Phil DiStefano and a search committee to be named.

Bohn has not been contacted by the University of Kansas about its vacant athletic director job either.

Three weeks ago at Pac-12 Conference meetings in San Francisco, DiStefano said he remained committed to opening talks next spring on a contract extension for Bohn, who was an integral part of negotiating the school's switch in conferences announced during the summer. Bohn began his sixth year as athletic director at CU in April.


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As for Hawkins' situation, Bohn told the Camera on Saturday after a devastating loss at Kansas that the school could have more to say about the future of the coaching staff at some point this week. Bohn did not return phone calls Monday night.

It is not known if Hawkins will finish the year on the sidelines in Boulder or if associate head coach Brian Cabral will take over leadership of the program on an interim basis, but most of the staff is not expected to return for the 2011 season.

Monday is the standard day off for players, who must be given one full day off each week from any team-related activities under NCAA rules. Bohn and DiStefano will likely inform the players in person today of their decision, and Hawkins will likely speak to the team at that point as well.

Hawkins has two seasons remaining on his contract, which runs through Jan. 31, 2013. He is scheduled to make $1,119,271 in guaranteed compensation this fiscal year, four months of which he has already been paid for. He would be owed about $2 million in additional guaranteed compensation for the 2011-12 fiscal year and seven months of the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau also has one of six multi-year deals allowed CU by state law, and a separation agreement would also have to be worked out with him if CU opted not to retain him as part of the next coaching staff.

Hawkins has been under fire since early in the 2009 season for a lack of wins from his program. The Buffs have never produced a winning season during his tenure and would need to win their remaining three games this year as well as a bowl game to do so.

The Buffs are 19-39 since he took over the program prior to the 2006 season. They are 10-27 in Big 12 Conference games and are 2-23 on the road, including 15 consecutive losses in true road games and 17 losses in a row in games played outside the state.

The loss at Kansas on Saturday might have been the final blow. The Buffs led 45-17 after the first play of the fourth quarter but surrendered 35 unanswered points to lose 52-45.

Hawkins addressed his mindset about the future and his fate on the Big 12 coaches' teleconference on Monday morning when asked if he was concerned about keeping his job.

"Life makes no promises. It doesn't. Life's an adventure," Hawkins said. "There is always risks to be taken, and that's the nature of this job and that's the nature of this profession. I don't think you walk around with that haunting you. I don't think that's your driving force by any means."