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Barnett forced out; receives $3 million settlement

Updated: December 9, 2005, 8:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BOULDER, Colo. -- Gary Barnett is out as football coach of Colorado.

On Thursday, he reluctantly accepted a $3 million settlement, bringing to an end a tenure that was riddled by off-the-field problems but ultimately done in by recent bad results on the field.

The school named defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz interim coach Friday and said he will coach the team in the Champs Sports Bowl.

In a news conference he wanted to be a part of, Barnett said the decision was ...

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