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Steve Fairchild On Hot Seat At Colorado State

CSU AD Paul Kowalczyk will make a decision on Fairchild once the season is over.

Colorado State head football coach Steve Fairchild is feeling the heat in the midst of what could be the Rams' third consecutive losing season under his watch, though he can take some comfort in knowing that he won't be fired during the season. Athletic director Paul Kowalczyk said he'll wait until the end of the year to make a decision on Fairchild's future, though Kowalczyk admitted that he is not happy with the program's lack of progress:

"I think everybody associated with the program right now — coaches, players, administration — we're disappointed with where we are," Kowalczyk said. "We certainly expected to be in a better spot by this time in the season. But we're not, and we still have four more games to play."

Coming off back-to-back 3-9 seasons, Fairchild needed a modest breakthrough in 2011 to restore some faith in his program. But at 3-5 overall, and with games left against TCU and Air Force, the Rams are going to have a hard time reaching bowl eligibility this season.

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