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Hawkins vs Fairbanks

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I want to preface this post/thread by saying that I honestly believe that Hawkins genuinely cares about the CU football program and has given 100% in all aspects of his job. Conversely, I believe that Fairbanks didn't care about any aspect of his job and was just milking it for the time he was here.

    But the preface makes it worse in a way...

    Chuck Fairbanks, while worrying about whether CU had ponied up for a new pair of shoes to wear for the game, was 7-26 as the CU football coach (26.8%).

    Dan Hawkins, while busting his ass and giving it all he's got as the CU football coach, has won 5 out of his last 20 games as the CU football coach (25.0%).

    It's amazing that anyone can perform that badly with the resources and tradition at CU while actually trying.
     
  2. BuffMania

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    5 of last 20. Yikes.:wow:
     
  3. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    There's no justifiable comparison between Fairbanks and Hawkins. Hawkins - while admittedly serving as a DREADFUL gameday coach - will leave this program in 10,000% better shape than Fairbanks did. Actually, whomever gets hired in the coming months will be inheriting a program in FAR better shape than the one Hawkins took over 4 years ago.

    True, the players are undisciplined, regularly confused, and (particularly on the O-Line) softer than melted marshmallows, but with players like Kasa, Major, Stewart, Hansen, Simas, Miller, Smith, and etc one thing you can't say is that the roster lacks talent. Assuming a truly capable coach gets hired within weeks of the end of the season, the talent is there to go to a bowl game next year. You couldn't say that when Barnett (who was obviously a much better coach on the whole) left.
     

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