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Dan Hawkins on Facebook

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Q: How they looking Hawk?

    Dan Hawkins: Good Attitude, Good Effort- many little things to clean up!

    CU could really do more on the social networks IMO.
     
  2. Junction

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    Judging by this, it might be best if they don't.... :sad1:
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    How is his farm doing?
     
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  5. CU827

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    So todays practice wasn't the best of the week?
     
  6. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    NY Times about Kentucky coach John Calipari -> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/sports/ncaabasketball/24calipari.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    Tommy Tuberville about social networks and Web 2.0 -> http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews...texas-techs-tommy-tuberville-predicts-ho.html

    If done right, it can be a great thing to get in touch with fans, recruits etc. and give you a great opportunity. I don´t want to start a political discussion here, but Obama showed how you can use Web 2.0 (FB, Twitter) to your advantage.

    At least make people feel like you appreciate them and give them some insight, don´t treat everything like it´s a matter of national security. It´s give and take .... if you gave me something,, I´d be far more inclined to give something back to you.
     
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    Obama requires votes to stay in office. Coach Hawkins has lost the fanbase for the most part, and I don't think he feels the need to court it.
     
  8. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The school can still learn a lesson or two here. CU, thankfully, isn´t Dan Hawkins.

    The fact that Dan Hawkins´ profile on Facebook is a private one where he needs to approve you is a joke. On Hawk´s profile, most of the messages are from the user ... compare Hawk´s FB to Tommy Tuberville´s.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/Tuberville?ref=ts

    The school needs to look after its PR here.
     
  9. The Guest

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    I agree completely that CU could do a lot more to market itself--particularly its football team. But to what end? AD Bohn has historically been PR savvy, but at this juncture fans don't really want to hear a word one way or the other from the football staff. The only thing they can provide to make the base happy is wins. A year later, most folks have caught up with Syko in that regard. Shut up and win. I think it's the best strategy at this point.
     
  10. Jens1893

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    Maybe the fans would like to hear from the AD if it wasn´t just the usual BS ... "greatest practice ever blablabla"

    Make the fans feel appreciated and give them some insight. You don´t want to disclose everything, of course, but just give them something "exclusive" and something they don´t read in the BDC over their morning coffee. Make people feel like they´re part of the whole thing and not just outsiders who should be thankful for every quote. Don´t treat it like it´s a matter of national security.
     
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  12. JimmyBuff

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    Dan Talkins couldn't pay me to follow his lame act on facebook and twitter or whatever else he wants to put out there.. All it is is just more :blah::blah: If he was standing inside my living room talking I would ignore him.. Win some damn games for a change and maybe I'll start respecting him as a coach.. BTW he's 5-16 in his last 21 games.. I think he should be working on improving other things (i.e. his pathetic coaching) than his facebook status or whatever other nonsense he wants to put out there.



    Now maybe for the next coach should CU start using these "social networks" more.. I'm guessing it wouldn't hurt..
     
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  13. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Don't you guys get it?!?!

    This is not a Dan Hawkins thing. This is a CU THING!!!!

    CU does not want its head coach doing the social networking thing. CU does not want any information whatsoever getting outside of it's own scope of control. Dave Plati and the band of fools running the athletic department don't want anyone or anything to have any information whatsoever that THEY did not approve of and dissemenate! This has been the M.O. of the CU athletic department for 20 years now!!! Changing coaches isn't going to change that attitude.
     
  14. JimmyBuff

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    So you want to fire dave plati?
     
  15. Mick Ronson

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    we've always had terrible PR. my Dad, CU Law grad, back in the late 80's and through the mid 90's used to bitch endlessly about how we had a bigtime football product and smalltime AD and PR....not exactly the term he used, but what he meant. his main contention that while CU had as good a football program in the nation for half a decade they consistently failed to grow the AD as a whole with the additional income and national pub. that the Tharps of the world were happy with the status quo and martinis and Dolan's.....and really should have been capitalizing on the moment. and that extends to the way we've done PR or sold the basketball program for 20 years since the MNC team. when i was in grad school, i used to sit in the UMC in the AM and watch the delivery trucks come and go....and 2 out of 5 had a Denver University or DU hoops ad on the truck. here we are be outmarketed on our own campus! worse than that, the extent to which the hoops program got some salesmanship was you would get a mass student email before big games (KU) that was amateurish font and the color scheme was purple. purple. not black or gold, purple. talk about lazy and ineffective. obviously Bohn has done better marketing but the PR and handling perception has been dreadful.
     
  16. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Exactly right. For having such a well-perceived business school, CU's marketing is abysmal.
     
  17. Mick Ronson

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    i agree about the B School....though I've taught a couple cross-listed courses over there and some of the bulbs are pretty dim. but, to point: i think the issue vis a vis no marketing help from Leeds is that truth be told I think the thing that would shock people the most about CU.....is the utter lack of communication between units where "logic" would suggest a kind of natural affliation. like, say, the AD and Leeds. it's truly bizarre....which is why in the past i've tried to temper some of the "CU does this or that" as a single thinking group driven by liberal faculty who hate football and have a master plan. there is no "center"....it's confederation of very distinct units that really rarely know wtf is going on anywhere else on campus. it's very strange. and the administration is really bloated while "cuts" take place in the day to day of instruction. classes get bigger, admins still drive new Saabs....but the administration is supposed to be a kind of central nervous system that joins the distinct units together....but, you just don't see it.
     

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