LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Mike Bohn will leave here tonight having already decided the fate of football coach Dan Hawkins at Colorado.
CU's athletic director would not reveal his decision during an interview with the Camera following the men's basketball team's 73-58 victory over Chaminade in the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Bohn said an official announcement about the football coaching situation will come Thursday.
"We'll head back on the red eye and will spend some time with coach Hawkins (Thursday)," Bohn said.
Hawkins has been under fire from fans and critics throughout a disappointing 3-8 season. With one game remaining -- Friday's season finale against Nebraska at Folsom Field -- in his fourth season at CU, Hawkins has a 16-32 record.
The Camera has confirmed that Hawkins did sit down face-to-face with CU chancellor Phil DiStefano this week and came away from the meeting with the understanding that he would be given a chance to coach the Buffs for a fifth season. A source also said Hawkins has spoken with CU president Bruce Benson.
CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard said today that no decision has been made.
If CU decided to fire Hawkins it would cost the school over $3 million.