Hansburg leaving CU

By Staff And Wire Reports

December 23, 2006

BOULDER – One of the last remaining members of the University of Colorado’s administrative staff hired under former football coach Gary Barnett is leaving the school.

Associate athletic director David Hansburg, who worked three stints under Barnett as director of football operations and kept the position under new coach Dan Hawkins, will enter private business in New York.

Hansburg, a key figure during the school’s 2004 recruiting turmoil who testified before the state grand jury during its 2005 investigation of Barnett’s summer camps, will become director of Camp Group, an organization in White Plains, N.Y., that directs summer programs for Jewish children.

Hansburg’s final day at CU is Jan. 3.

No indication was given as to who might succeed Hansburg, 34. Robert Tucker, who accompanied Hawkins from Boise State, worked this season as CU’s assistant director of football operations/recruiting.

ETC.: Clemson cornerback Duane Coleman apologized to his team for a drug arrest that resulted in him being suspended for the Music City Bowl . . . Boston College suspended kicker Ryan Ohliger for the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy on Dec. 30 in Charlotte, N.C., because of a violation of unspecified team rules . . . Cablevision Systems Corp., a New York-area cable TV provider, reached an agreement with the NFL Network that will allow its customers to see the Texas Bowl between Rutgers and Kansas State on Thursday . . . Charles “Mad Dog” Thornhill, a linebacker on Michigan State’s powerhouse teams in the 1960s, died Thursday. He was 62 . . . Billy Sexton, the longest-serving assistant under Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, will leave the staff after 30 years to join the school’s fundraising arm . . . Kentucky coach Rich Brooks has agreed to a contract extension.

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