he was known for his measured, thoughtful approach to the news. basically, if he opined on something, it was considered the gold standard of news analysis. in the vietnam war, when the north vietnamese basically lit up the entire us defensive position in the tet offensive, cronkhite broadcast that the vietnam war was, as of then, unwinnable. this was probably the final turning point in the complete erosion of public support for the war in the us. today, altho i am certainly no cronkhite, nor do i claim to be, i believe that i have just experienced my cronkhite moment with regard to hawkins and staff at CU. this loss to atm is pretty much the nail in the coffin. it will take virtually a miracle to get this team to a bowl game and we are now looking at THREE consecutive losing seasons, right in the face. it could still get turned around, but it is highly unlikely at this point. i want to believe we are revisiting the Coach Mac era in year 3 but it feels a lot more like the fairbanks regime. the team looks lost, unathletic, and completely unable to execute. the special teams continue to stink at a level never before seen at CU. the playcalling is pathetic. a sweep from the 2 yard line when you are actually successfully running between the tackles? follow that with a pass from a cold qb? absurd. yeah, we've been snakebit and i have no doubt that if more guys stay healthy and eligible, the season looks a lot different. but, sometimes you gotta make your own breaks. this staff is not getting it done. period. i will, as always, hope for the best. i think they are likely to beat isu at folsom so that just leaves them one upset from bowl eligible. it isn't totally impossible. the state of the program is beyond discouraging right now. we've become baylor. except, now, baylor is probably better than CU. when they write the epithet on the hawkins' era at CU, i strongly suspect the first line will be "his assistants did him in."