All the talk on ESPN and local media is how CU is not committed to football. Benson and Bohn, it is time to shock the NCAA football world, or get out of the way, and let someone who knows what they are doing take over. The best way for CU to improve the football team right away is through recruiting. The PAC 12 is loaded with good coaches right now. We need a blockbuster hire in order to stand up to the competition. Because our team is currently down, it is harder for us to recruit, therefor our hire has to be, that much better. Jones or any of the other current HC candidates will not out recruit 2\3 of the current PAC 12 coaches. ( and I think that number is generous. ) Some one who can stand toe to toe with Rich Rod in recruiting, is a bare minimum. ( Jones couldn’t do that.) CU needs to add another 1.5 million to the coaching salary pool and get a big name coach. Otherwise in three to four years when Hawkins 2.0 fails we will have another bloated salary to hold us back. CU lost 2.6 million dollars in ticket sales last year, and that money does not return with a Hawkins 2.0 hire. However if you get a coach that excites people you stand a chance at getting some back. In reality Hawkins 2.0 probably sees a significant drop in sales next year as well, because people will decide to wait and see if the new HC can get the job done. Fan excitement about this team is probably at an all time low. Give the fans something to truly get excited about. I know people will say we can’t afford this. I say we can’t afford not to. Two years ago we would have had an extra 2.6 million a year to get things done. What will the program look like three years from now, if we screw up this hire. The time for gambling on the next hot coach is over, hire the guy that guarantees to get the job done.