November 17 2009, 10:12 AM
One of the best things the University of Colorado football team has to look forward to is the end of this season. Unfortunately for CU fans, it's not coming soon enough. The Buffs take their 3-7 record into Thursday night's game against Oklahoma State and then will face Nebraska in Boulder to wrap up the season on November 27, which means Buffs fans have two more weeks to read about how bad the team and its coach are doing. Tulsa World reiterates that coach Dan Hawkins is a "dead coach walking," contrasting his 16-31 overall record with the accolades that CU received when it lured Hawkins away from Boise State four years ago. Hawkins says the last two games of the season aren't the final ones of his CU career, appearing to have no concerns about his job security, writes The Denver Post, which notes Hawkins firmly believes he's going about his work in the right way. But it's hard to see how being a sub-.500 coach at a Big 12 school is doing things the right way. CU athletic director Mike Bohn tells the Longmont Times-Call Hawkins' coaching future at CU is undecided, and Bohn isn't sure a win in the last two games of the year would make it easier to convince the school's football boosters that Hawkins can get the job done. The Sports Network thinks last weekend's 17-10 loss to Iowa State assured the Buffs of a fourth losing season under Hawkins and predicts the team won't win again this year.