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Around the Web in 7 Days: CU, KU facing similar struggles


With just two home games remaining, and one of them coming against nationally-ranked Oklahoma State, Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest at Memorial Stadium may just be the last chance for KU fans to see their Jayhawks pick up another victory at home.

Colorado enters Saturday’s game with a 3-5 record, including an 0-4 mark in the Big 12.

However, while the Jayhawks are busy licking their chops over CU’s trip to Lawrence, the Buffs are doing the same about their opportunity to play the struggling Jayhawks.

This game won’t grab headlines, isn’t on television and doesn’t mean much to the college football world.

But to these two programs, it means everything.

The following is a look at what the people in Colorado are saying about this week’s matchup between winless Big 12 teams, as well as an overview of the current state of the CU program.

Focus the key for Colorado says the Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo.

CU coach Dan Hawkins keeps smiling despite permanent place on the hot seat.

Tom Kensler, of The Denver Post, also weighs in on the topic.

Journalists are beginning to prepare their coaching search lists, as the inevitable end of Dan Hawkins’ era in Boulder appears to be drawing near.

For the Rivals.com users in the group, check out this story from BuffsStampede.com, which calls Saturday’s game a “must win” for the Buffs, who still have dreams of making a bowl game.

Confidence is not exactly a strength for Colorado, as this Denver Post report explains


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