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Dan Hawkins fired: Top 5 lessons the Broncos (and Josh McDaniels) can learn from CU sacking

After CU weaseled out of firing Dan Hawkins last year, I feared the university would find another excuse to keep Hawk even after this past weekend's Kansas debacle. But no: CBS4 and other sources report that the pin will finally be pulled today, belatedly remedying one of two hideous high-profile local coaching catastrophes. So... what can the Broncos learn from CU about dealing with the other one -- Josh McDaniels? At least five things.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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