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  1. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    University of Colorado Football ‘07 preview
    As CU seeks return to prominence, Dan Hawkins tries to build its mettle

    By Patrick Ridgell
    The Daily Times-Call

    BOULDER — Dan Hawkins was about 10 when he began to mold his idea of toughness.

    His father, Norman, was a logger in Northern California who earned a living by the number of trees he fell. One day, young Dan came home from school to find his father groaning in agony.

    “What happened,” he asked Mom.

    “Dad drove a file through his foot,” she answered.

    Loggers use round files to sharpen chain saws. It’s a few inches long, slender and sharp on one end. Norman kept his inside one boot. As a tree fell to the ground that day, a limb slid along his leg and hammered the file through his foot.

    Norman pulled it out and saw a doctor. He spent the weekend lying on the couch in obvious pain. His son watched, as uncomfortable as any child who must watch a parent suffer.

    On Monday, Dan got up for school. Norman was gone.

    http://www.timescall.com/sports-story.asp?id=3153
     
  2. MSBuff

    MSBuff Well-Known Member

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  3. ladyblaise

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    One day last January, cones were placed 50 yards apart on the practice field, and the team ran 300-yard shuttles, per the instructions of strength coach Jeff Pitman. Different Buffs remember different aspects of that day. No one will ever forget the weather, though.

    “It had to be 15 degrees, snow coming in left to right,” defensive tackle George Hypolite says. “But we rolled.
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    :thumbsup: i love how the work did not end because we were not bowling.
     
  4. ChicagoRamFn

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    Okay, I have to confess, I like Dan Hawkins. I think he's a great guy
    and will probably do some great things at CU...although early signs
    are highly negative.

    Anyway, I have noticed that he likes to talk about himself a lot. So,
    I have collected these quotes from him to let HIM answer the question:
    "What kind of guy is Dan Hawkins?"

    “I'm just one of those guys where I'm not into what you did yesterday
    or what you did last week.”
    http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/sports/20070820/cnotes20.art.htm

    “I'm a very philosophical guy.”
    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/asu/articles/0913asufbcoaches0913.html

    "I'm one of those quirky guys who is all about reinventing yourself. I
    think there is magic and beauty in that.”
    http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1200&u_sid=10109331

    "I've never been a guy who is all about comfort and luxury. I'm a
    blue-collar guy. I like it when you have to wake up and earn your
    way." http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1200&u_sid=10109331

    “I am very non-materialistic. I mean, I don't wear Gucci. As long as
    my car starts and I can get where I need to go. . . . I'm a person
    who's got my feelers out on life."
    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/ncaa/article/0,2777,DRMN_23932_4316753,00.html

    “I'm a principled guy…”
    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/ncaa/article/0,2777,DRMN_23932_4423044,00.html

    “I’m a blue-collar guy.” http://colorado.scout.com/2/560201.html

    "I'm a very genuine person, a down-to-earth person,"
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/big12/2005-12-16-hawkins_x.htm

    "I'm an animated guy, I'm a passionate guy,"
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=rivals-143982&prov=rivals&type=lgns

    "I'm just one of those guys who isn't and never have been into (depth
    charts).” http://www.colorado.edu/insidecu/editions/2006/8-8/story1.html

    “I'm more the philosopher. I don't have funny lines."
    http://origin.denverpost.com/carman/ci_6720193

    “I’m not one of those guys that says I expect to win this game or I
    expect to win that game. I’ve never been one of those guys.”
    http://colorado.scout.com/2/566687.html

    “I’m into the whole team-building, and you could do a lot of awesome
    things.” http://kansas.scout.com/a.z?s=172&p=2&c=672069

    I’m like a lot of coaches. I have a lot of corny saying, but one of
    them is ‘there are two types of class, there’s first class and there’s
    no class.’
    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=221103

    "I have never ever been one of those guys who's about comfort and
    luxury," Hawkins said. "I sort of like it when you have to wake up and
    earn your way."
    http://www.theindependent.com/stories/08222007/spo_spocolorado22.shtml

    "I've always been about experiences and opportunities.”
    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/asu/articles/0913asufbcoaches0913.html

    I'm trying to be an example of, 'Do the unthinkable, everything's
    possible, reinvent yourself by getting better.' It's all those
    concepts." http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/tag/DanHawkins/

    "When I get mad, I talk like this,'' Hawkins said through clenched
    teeth. "Seriously, I can not open my mouth.”
    http://www.redraiders.com/stories/072607/foo_072607009.shtml

    "I'm one of those guys who thinks we have to go to a bowl game,"
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/big12/colorado.htm

    "I have never been one of these guys who has to have a logo on their
    chest and 'oh, that means you are a better coach than someone else.'"
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=dw-fn_2005_dan_hawkins&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    "Maybe I'm just old school.”
    http://www.buffzone.com/news/2007/aug/10/hawkins-against-continued-text-ban/

    “I’m always one of those guys [that say] ‘You’re never quite there,”
    Hawkins said. “...But I think we are pointed in the right direction.”
    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=1176897

    And finally, my favorite quote from his last year at Boise State:

    September, 2005
    "People always say, why Boise?" Hawkins said. "I say, it has all the
    earmarks. You look at Lincoln, Neb., look at some of those places.
    Maybe I am supposed to be here for 30 years."
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=dw-fn_2005_dan_hawkins&prov=yhoo&type=lgns


    That 30 years turned into 4 months as Dan was hired by CU in December
    of 2005. And here is what we now know of our Boulder Coaching Shaman:

    Dan Hawkins is a genuine, down-to-earth, blue-collar,
    non-materialistic, quirky, animated, passionate, old school,
    principled philosopher who believes the team is “never quite there,”
    doesn’t care about the logo on his chest, believes a bowl game is a
    requirement, speaks through clenched teeth when he is angry, is
    focused on the unthinkable, believes in being first class but is not
    about comfort and luxury, has a lot of corny sayings, doesn’t expect
    to win this game or that game, is focused on reinventing himself, is
    into team building but not into depth charts, and might stay at Boise
    State for 30 years.

    And if you don’t believe it, just ask him. Who do YOU think Dan
    Hawkins is?!
     
  5. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Holy **** rammie....:wow:

    Obsess much?
     
  6. Sexton Hardcastle

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    ChicagoRamFn

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  7. ChicagoRamFn

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    I think you need a model release to publish my likeness...
     
  8. AustinTxBuff

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    Looks like Hawkins just got his first stalker!
     
  9. ChicagoRamFn

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    I prefer "Admirer." Yeah, that's it. "Admirer."
     
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