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Reports Indicating That Hawkins Is Out Immediately, Brian Cabral Named Interim Head Coach

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Earlier this evening CBS 4 in Denver reported that Dan Hawkins was told that he was no longer going to be the head coach at the University of Colorado, but the report did not know if the change would be immediate or if Hawkins would finish out the season. 

Now ABC 7 is reporting that Hawkins will be fired from his position immediately and current linebackers and associate head coach Brian Cabral will take over interim coaching duties. 

Dan Hawkins won't be retained as Buffs head football coach. The official announcement will come on Tuesday during Hawkins' regularly scheduled press conference. Brian Cabral, associate head coach, will be the interim head coach and finish out the season. Cabral has been at CU for 22 years.

Cabral is a longtime veteran of the staff who has consistently churned out strong linebacker units. He has worked for four Colorado head coaches during his tenure: Bill McCartney, Rick Neuheisel, Gary Barnett and now Dan Hawkins. For all seven seasons under Barnett, Cabral also was the assistant head coach, which included a three-month period in 2004 as interim head coach when Barnett was on paid administrative leave.