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Dan Hawkins's Massive Contract May Be Too Huge For Buyout

First Posted: 11/14/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:05 PM ET

Colorado St Colorado

Boulder Daily Camera:

Dan Hawkins might keep his job as head football coach at Colorado regardless of how bad things get this season because the athletic department cannot afford the buyout if it fired him, let alone any additional expenses in hiring a replacement.

Hawkins' contract contains a clause limiting the school's liability to $850,000 per contract year if it should terminate him without cause. Hawkins would have more than three years remaining if he was fired at any point this season. His contract runs through Jan. 31, 2013.

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