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Hawkins is making a huge political mistake...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BlackNGold, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    He is starting to attack the media. Coaches can attack the media from time to time but they have to kiss and makeup. Hawkins seems incapable of doing that. Last week one columnists called him snippy, today Woody Paige whole column was ridiculing Hawkins approach to football and life. Paige and others can be real pains but if they get on you relentlessly they can shape public opinion.

    Lecturing the media on how all the problems are a result of their negativism is just foolish - plus it is not true.
     
  2. DrunkPanda

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    not to mention his attacks on the fans... i wonder what makes him think this is a good idea
     
  3. Spider

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    I think his perceived impending demise at CU most certainly is media driven, but not in the ways that he's implying that it is media driven.

    Any story reported in the news media is a bit like an ad or commercial for that story in terms of exposure to the reading, listening and viewing public. In this case the stories are about CU's win loss record since Hawkins took over and the fan-base's expressed anxieties about that record.

    Those stories are also seasoned with info about his salary, his contract and his son being promoted to starting quarterback.

    It's all true, but to the coach involved it must seem like it's not fair. The only way out is to win, of course, because then his popularity would be "media driven" then in the same sense that is lost on him now.
     
  4. PurifydatA$$

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    I'm ok with it - hopefully it will hasten his departure from our program. His job was to clean up the program. He has accompolished that - time for Juicebox and CU to part ways
     
  5. MiamiBuffs

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    The problem he has is that there were 50,000 eye witnesses to inept game preperation. Some of those witnesses coached and or played at some level. Many can tell a good, well prepared team without that experience.

    In the end he's the cook. He buys the ingredients and he makes the soup. If no one buys it then thats his problem. But since they spent their money they have a right to critique it.
     
  6. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    In the old days, the addage was to never get into an arguement with someone who buys ink by the ton.

    Nowadays, Hawkins would be wise not to pick a fight with the opinion leaders of interwebz. After his "Intermurals" rant went viral, his relationship with new media has been all over the place. He's experimented with blogging and twittering, showing some desire to embrace technology. The AD has even hired BG Brooks to help shape content.

    But it appears that Hawkins only values the Internet has a medium to push his agenda. He has failed to embrace the concept that the Internet works best as a two-way street.
    When Hawkins controls the message, he's modern and cutting edge. When someone else controls the message, they are "Internet scum", or don't know anything because they aren't qualified to have an opinion.

    Plati and Bohn and Hawk would be wise to improve their media relations strategy, among other things.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    How is it possible that it's media driven? If he was coming off a Big 12 Championship and was 3-0, could the media convince the public that he's on the hot seat and could be fired? The talk of Juicebox being on the hot seat is 100% driven by his win-loss record at CU.
     
  8. west coast

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    well said
     
  9. BuffsRising

    BuffsRising Well-Known Member

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    I get that you don't like Hawkins but Paige is a fool and attacking Paige isn't going to hurt Hawk a bit. Every minute the media is attacking Hawk for attacking them for attacking him is a minute they aren't attacking our players. I'm sure Hawk doesn't mind taking a few bullets to let the narcissists at the Denver Post make themselves the story once again. And its not like we ever get positive press from the Post anyway.

    Besides, Paige will get distracted by something shiny in a minute and he'll forget all about CU for a few months. Either that or the nurse will come by to change his diaper and clean out his drool cup. Regardless, I think Hawk can handle being the target of Woody Paige's endless string of witless "quips" with an indentation every once in a while to make people think he knows what a paragraph is.

    Our play on the field is the problem, and the solution. Woody Paige and john Henderson and Natalie Meisler and Mark Kiszla don't matter.
     
  10. MiamiBuffs

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    Agreed. You see, these reporters are reading our board and others as well as the comments sections at DenverPost.com et al and have a very clear understanding that the fans are PO'd. Naturally they bring those questions to any Presser DH is at.

    Dan is a bit of a cornered wild animal at the moment and all he has is lashing out.
     

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