We need to make changes at the end of the season. We very well may not win another game, based on the way ISU played today. KSU could be a win, but its on the road, and last year we only won because Hansen somehow outran a VERYYYY bad KSU defense. They actually have a good coach this season, I will not pencil in any game as a given for CU the rest of the season. Even if we beat both KSU and ISU, a likely finish will be 3-9 or 4-8. I don't care if it costs us $5 million to buyout Hawkins contract, it must be done. The humiliation he has brought this program since he arrived is pathetic. I see our situation very similar to that of Washington's. They brought in a high profiled coach (Willingham) who did not fit whatsoever, and drove the program down to the bottom of 0-12. As seen this year, they obviously are much more talented than a typical 0-12 team would be. Sarkasian just coaching good talent the way it is supposed to be coached has made them likely an upper half of the Pac-10 team this season. The same can be done here with a decent coach. Hell, if we had a guy like Sarkasian, we could be competing for the Big 12 North. This program has talent. However if we wait out Hawkins contract even one more season, we will not be able to attract talent as nobody is going to want to play for a guy who has shown absolute incompetence since he arrived. He simply is not a coach for a BCS school. People sometimes give him the benefit of the doubt for 2006, as he had to clean up the mess from the previous regime, however I am in the camp that say a good coach can make even mediocre talent good on the field. Look at the numerous surprise teams every year, a great coach with mediocre talent is better than an awful coach with pretty good talent, which is what we are at now. I feel with the right hire we could be a rebounding program like Washington is this year by next season. However hiring the right guy isn't a given considering the two hirings Bohn has had have been flops (though the basketball program was pathetic from the beginning). Point is, in the long term we will suffer more by continuing with Hawkins. I see no way we hold onto a coach who is regressing. This has to be a purely business move. There is nothing smart from a business perspective by keeping a lame duck coach at the helm. We will just continue to deteriorate, and by the time we let go of Hawkins and bring in a coach with some competence, we will have imploded so far it will take significantly longer to be successful. By the end of the season, unless things miraculously turn around in the next few weeks, Hawkins has to be let go, no matter the cost.