Colorado Gives Football Coach New Contract

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado coach Dan Hawkins and the
university have agreed to a contract extension that could keep him
with the Buffaloes through 2012.

Hawkins is 11-9 in his third year at Colorado, and the Buffaloes
are 3-2 this season. The new contract was announced Tuesday. It takes effect on July 1.

Hawkins originally signed a five-year, $4.25 million contract,
not including incentives, that was to run through Dec. 31, 2010. Hawkins can earn incentives for making it to the Big 12 championship game, winning league or a national titles, playing in bowl games and being conference or national coach of the year.

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