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AllBuffs letter to Mike Bohn

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Dear Mike,

    We at AllBuffs have been avidly following the CU football coaching search and have developed some strong opinions. In an attempt to make your job easier, we have broken down some of the issues into four distinct topics to help guide your decision making process.

    1. We are strongly opposed to another "I-25 hire", but then again a lot of us like Mac. However, we want a national search. But a list of 22 candidates looks like you don't have any focus. However, we did not like reports that you had tunnel vision for one guy or a handful of guys. So it is important that you conduct a broad national search, but make sure you do it in a very focused way that avoids tunnel vision.

    2. Having seen the renewed energy and pride around the program since Cabral took over, we see the importance of the program maintaining a strong link with its traditions with an "in the family" hire. Therefore, we support a Buff for the head coaching position. Except that we don't like that Bieniemy has never even been a coordinator; neither has Embree; Gibbs is kind of a jerk; Dorrell is more of a UCLA guy and didn't do much there to get excited about; Cable has anger management problems and hasn't won anywhere he's been; Fitzgerald can barely be considered a Buff, doesn't have signature wins, doesn't recruit with the big boys, was never a coordinator and is probably loyal to Northwestern; Cabral hasn't ever been a coordinator and wouldn't excite anyone; Miles is only available if he decides he doesn't want to live in a pressure cooker so would we even want him if his attitude has changed that much; and, Mac is 70 years old on a 15+ year hiatus from football and probably can't relate to a 17 year old recruit who was in diapers the last time Mac was on a sideline.

    3. With all due respect, after the Hawkins debacle we do not trust you to make this coaching hire yourself, so we were glad you formed a search committee. However, we wanted football people on there. Just not Neinas, since he was responsible for the Hawkins advice. And not anyone who played in the Mac era since they would be biased. Except that those who played for Mac were involved in CU championship football and we like that. Plus, we had much upsetness to see academic types on the search committee since they don't know football. However, we do realize that it's important to get the support and involvement of the CU academic community and recognize that the members chosen do care a lot about CU and CU athletics. Likewise, we were very troubled to see prominent boosters on the committee since we're hiring a football coach, not a CEO. We were also very glad to see prominent boosters on the committee since a football coach is like a CEO and we appreciate the importance of our large boosters getting behind this hire. Bottom line on our thoughts about this committee business, though, is that we don't want it to be some symbolic political thing that rubber stamps your decision but we don't want it to be truly involved in making the decision either.

    4. We are all in agreement that maintaining Buff traditions with the new hire is essential (see #2). However, we also see the need for new blood just as Mac was an outsider from a great system when he was hired. But if you don't make an "in the family" hire for head coach, instead choosing a retread (Richt, Bellotti, etc.) or nouveau Hawkins (Hoke, Golden, etc.) or HC virgin (Malzahn, McElwain, etc.)... then we would love/hate that and we would want a staff with a lot of Buffs on it. Or not. It would also be nice to clean house. Except for maybe some of the assistant coaches we like. What is essential is that the next coach can bring a great staff and we all certainly agree this should be an important interview question. We need experienced coordinators. Well, unless they're Buffs, then we are cool with Bieniemy or Embree or Logan as offensive coordinator and we are cool with Cabral as defensive coordinator. Except for those of us who totally oppose the idea.

    We hope that, having read this letter, you will take appropriate action to ensure that we get the best football coach possible.

    Thank you for your kind attention,

    AllBuffs.com

    :gobuffs:

    P.S. Oh, yeah. It's very important that the next coach have great hair.
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Brilliant.
     
  3. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    This is allsome.
     
  4. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Put a stamp on it.
     
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    This is what happens when you use a committee to come up with a solution.
     
  7. neil29fp

    neil29fp Club Member Club Member

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    Sorry but that letter sucks. It sounds like you're trying to say 'We want a national, local search for a true Buff that has no ties to the program. It is great that the search committee includes people outside football, but that kinda sucks too.' And I love this line:
    :lol:
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Please tell me you got the joke.
     
  9. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I really liked this letter on the other hand I didn't.
     
  10. ThndringHerd

    ThndringHerd Well-Known Member

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    Reptastic. I nominate Buffnik to the committee to appoint another search committee that I will refuse to support.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I edited in a postscript after realizing a glaring oversight. :smile2:
     
  12. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I was really pumped to read the letter, but then decided it wasn't really written by a "Real Buff fan", so I didn't read it. Instead, I will simply criticize it, but only after forming a committee to determine the type of criticism to be pursued.
     
  13. neil29fp

    neil29fp Club Member Club Member

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    Well, in that case it's a great joke! Please forgive me. :sorry:
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    good fix. Crucial, in fact.
     
  15. UrbanaBuff

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    We need to hire a proofreader...
     
  16. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    :lol:

    hair 2.jpg

    versus


    hair.jpg ?
     
  17. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Unless our preferred candidate is about to take a coordinator job at another school, in which case we prefer skipping the interview process entirely and immediately hiring said coach, because said coach is such a great Buff through and through that we can't afford to let him get away, and we believe he would never wait for CU to conduct a full coaching search. Also, we believe the interview process has already taken place through third parties, which we are ok with, although we generally dislike the use of third party intermediaries and believe that it is very important to know as much as possible about these candidates in order to make the right hire....


    However, I'm nitpicking, and I shouldn't. Because this post is the greatest post in the history of the interwebz! Shut it down. Nik wins!! :goldcup:
     
  18. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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  19. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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  20. Buffy-too

    Buffy-too Well-Known Member

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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You don't speak for me.
     
  22. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    You didn't read the agreement when you signed up, did you???
     
  23. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Email sent.
     
  24. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    :rofl2:
     
  25. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I also agreed with the letter, except for the parts which are disagreeable.

    I'd add on behalf off Allbuffs that the new head coach should be compensated fairly. He should not be over paid for losing, nor underpaid for winning. Allbuffs supports paying enough to win a national championship, but not breaking the CU's coffers. He should not enjoy incentives for losing, and should be handsomely rewarded for winning. It's important that he does not win so much to out perform a restrictive contract whereby he jumps to coach somewhere else.

    He should be retained long enough to for his own recruits to play in his system. The new coach and his assistants require stability. But the new head coach should also be on a short enough leash where he can be fired for poor performance.

    We can not emphasize enough the importance of good hair.
     
  26. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Great letter Nik! Absolutely catches the mindset of the board right now.
     
  27. zbuff

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    Dear Mike,

    Bring me a rock. If I don't like it, I'll throw it at you.

    signed,
    concerned Buff fan
     
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  28. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    finally some ****ign humor.
     
  29. Mick Ronson

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  30. UrbanaBuff

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    Nik's letter and this post both read like a Dave Eggers book. Quality work ladies.

     

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