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Honestly guys..........Where do we go from Here???

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Del, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Del

    Del Member

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    Going into this week I wasn't expecting CU to win the game.....but seriously WTF!!! All I was asking for was a close game i.e. 7-10 points but I guess that was WAAAAAYYY too much to ask for!! Obviously we need better everything!!.....My concern is that CU has been down for so long and is at a point now where unless there is some serious $$$ spent on a new big time coach, I don't know that we can get any guys to come to our program.

    Its such a shame too because CU has a great campus, a solid football tradition, good academics, plenty to do so there is no reason why the program can't be great....CU is in bad shape financially so I'm wondering what the hell do we do??? I would rather have a big time guy as opposed to coach Mac but I'm wondering if he wouldn't be the best choice right now given our circumstances. Even if we hired a good OC or DC from a BSC school I think at this point kids are so turned off with CU right now that they will go somewhere else making the climb back up even more steep. At least with Coach Mac he still has some cache left with his name, still has the fire in his belly and could probably bring in 3-5 really good guys a year to bring us back to at least winning more games than we lose! I think he could bring us back to at least being respectful and then we could get a solid replacement. What say you guys??? Where do we go from here??? Where is the money from our big donors and/or admin???
     
  2. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    We fire our coach and rebuild. We will be back!
     
  3. whatthebuff

    whatthebuff Club Member Club Member

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    Shannon Sharpe, Alec Burks, and Tad Boyle baby!
     
  4. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    fire the coach is the first step!
     
  5. 4DemBuffs

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    no where to go but up!!! :lol:

    :huh:
     
  6. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Exactly, and until they can his ass we will continue to be an embarrassment.
     
  7. Junction

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    :nod: Fire the incompetent asshole running the program into the ditch, hire a good replacement, then try to find a little bit of remaining patience while we rebuild again... :sad1:
     
  8. buffsyko

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    Getting rid of hawk of course but riddell,johnson have to go too. I guess we start over.

    Looking at this game, we saw penalties,poor special teams,missed tackles,dropped passes and an offense that looked clueless. Oh, our OL play for the so called hype and talent are soft again.

    It sucks, I'm so sick of cu getting their asses handed to them under hawk.

    The defense didn't play to bad untl they gave up that bomb in the 4th.
     
  9. CenturyBuff

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    "Where do we go" and "Where should we go" are two different questions:

    We "should" go and fire the incompetent moron who sailed the S.S. CU Buffs right into the iceberg (Montana State) on his maiden voyage.

    Where we "do" go is keeping Sh!t For Brains around thru the day after Thanksgiving, I'm sure after giving up 40+ to Hawaii, Georgia, and Mizzou in the next three games, then laying an egg against Baylor, pulling one out over TTech, followed by a blowout in Norman, three consecutive eggs against Kansas, Iowa St., and KSU, and then covering the spread in Lincoln.

    All the while, Hawk preaches cleaning things up and working on extending that contract...
     
  10. White_Rabbit

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    Fire Hawk. Hire good coach. Win games. Schedule Hawk's new team for automatic wins.
     
  11. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Who the **** would want him after his 5 years here?
     
  12. BuffNut99

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    Other schools have proven that, with a new coach, a turnaround is possible, in some cases over-frickin-night. We need a very good coach in here ASAFP.
     
  13. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    There is nowhere to go. We suck. When we fire Hawkins then we all pray that whoever the new guy is rocks, or we continue to suck for an indefinite period of time.
     
  14. rodrigo

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    This is gonna date me... That's okay. This is intended as an open letter to anyone who feels an ounce of pride in CU and its golden football tradition.

    I remember lying on my folks' living room carpet by the fire listening to the radio the night the Buffs went into Death Valley and beat a #6 LSU team.

    I remember fantasizing about playing for Eddie Crowder in my backyard on one of those amazing fall days in Colorado when the sun was shining and CU went to Columbus, Ohio, and upset a top-10 Ohio State team coached by Woody Hayes... Woody Hayes!!!!!!!!

    I remember an incredible Christmas break when CU went to the Bluebonnet Bowl and beat Houston and Riley Odoms to join Nebraska and Oklahoma as the Big 8 swept #1, #2 and #3.

    I remember being in Folsom the day in 1986 when Jeff Campbell ran that reverse - man, from where I sat the whole thing unfolded in slow motion - for a touchdown and your University of Colorado Buffaloes beat Ne-damn-braska for the first time in modern memory. We carried a piece of the goal post to Boulder Creek and tossed it in, watching it float downstream before heading on to the Harvest House where we drank with Husker fans who saluted the moment with true grace.

    I remember Thanksgiving, 2001, when for one day a college football team helped me forget about watching 9/11 unfold in my backyard by smacking the absolute crap out of those same cornfolk.

    Now, I just shake my head. Sucks to grow old and watch those memories fade under blowout loses and uninspired performances, twitter braggadocio and karmic philosophizing that rings hollow when game day comes around.

    I hate to say it, but Dan Hawkins and the CU Buffaloes of the past two years have despoiled those memories and turned me into one of those old farts clinging to memories.

    What an absolute, crying shame.
     
  15. DBT

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    Westminster
     
  16. buffsyko

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    Start scheduling like everyone else, one top25 team and 3 cupcakes. CU needs wins period. Don't care how. Win games and get to a bowl. Going out and playing a cal and georgia means nothing when you keep getting your ass kicked.
     
  17. DBT

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    OK, I get that. But Mac won a MNC by taking on all comers. Doing so helped him recruit. So, do you think going to the Pac well allow us to recruit with a cupcake OOC schedule? I don't know. But it actually might. I have no stand on this one way or the other.
     
  18. buffalo30

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    rodrigo,

    You have no idea how I feel your pain, and more.

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  19. rodrigo

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    God bless you then, brother.
     
  20. Sexton Hardcastle

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    My handle is valdezj, and I'm a Buffaholic.
     
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  21. FlatironsBuff

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    My email to Mike Bohn basically told him that after five years, and all the players are Dans players, he has the same product on the field the first year that he has now. This is as good as it gets. And with on bad recruiting class in (after four years) if will be exponetialy worse if he waits to fire Dan. We need Mac in here for a few years-- mac will bring good coaches in, but him and Cabral will recruit like a mother. Mac not only has won a MNC, he did it at CU. He can do it again. He did it by recruiting D1 level kids and getting great coaches to support him. You have heard him speak-- nothing has changed. And he is a 100 times better for CU than Dan is. To leave Dan in will just set the school back another 4 years in quality kids playing. We will have two crappy recruiting classes in a row.
     
  22. MontanaBuff

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    Well put. I "only" go back as far as 1980, but I had to live in Boulder for six years before I saw a winning season (and that was only 7-5 in 1985).

    No one can take 20-10 away from us. No one can take away 27-21, 27-21 or 62-36.
    Eight straight seasons in the national polls.

    It all just seems like so long ago now ... :huh:
     
  23. buffalo30

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    And you too. It is very hard to watch what has been going on, especially after being part of 1971. That's why I more than understand your pain when you described some of the events of that remarkable year. This is from the Oklahoma State game in '71. I'm in my usual spot on the sideline.:smile2:
    Being low man on the totem pole was better than not being on the totem pole at all.
    Our guys have to have better days ahead.

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  24. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Can you coach buff30? If so, I will pay for your flight to Boulder :lol:
     
  25. SCB

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    Hawkins must be terminated before he lands in boulder. Anyone new would give us more spark than we had today, last year, the year before.......

    talent's there. coaching is not. penalties, bad formations, field position calamities, mis-cues = coaching.

    GO BUFFS!
     
  26. lvbuff

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    This is the first step...Bohn and his bosses have to admit to themselves and to each other that they have a problem and that the problem isn't going to go away without a major intervention. Then maybe they will take the next step.
     
  27. The Monk

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    The beach.
     
  28. SCB

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    My hanble is SCB, and I too am a Buffaholic. And I am very angry.
     
  29. Razorbuff

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    Two things that will turn the program around (1) the right coaching hire; (2) an infusion of money. Look at MS State for example, they hired Dan Mullen, and they are on the right track to being a good team. The right hire can turn a program around in 2-3 years. As far as #2... CU's football facilities are sorely lacking... it isn't the early 90's anymore. College FB is an arms race, and CU needs to be able to keep up... already have everything else going for them (tradition, great town, beautiful campus, good school), just need to get the facilities in order.
     
  30. CU827

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    Phase 1: Fire Hawkins
    Phase 2: ?
    Phase 3: PROFIT!!!
     

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