Colorado will join Pac-12 with new coach

Change is coming at Colorado before it comes to the Pac-12.

Embattled coach Dan Hawkins will be fired Tuesday and associate head coach Brian Cabral will take over as interim coach, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Here's the story from the Denver Post, which reported former "CU coach Bill McCartney, who led the Buffs to a national championship, will be a strong candidate to succeed Hawkins, but other candidates from around the country will be considered."

And the Boulder Daily Camera -- Kyle Ringo writes about what the next coach should "be" like.

Just to throw in my two cents: It might make sense to get a guy familiar with Pac-10 recruiting -- read: Southern California -- and perhaps even some of the dynamics of the new conference the Buffaloes are joining.