I don't need to give a history lesson here about the late 80's and 90's... we all know the story by heart. We need to accept that those days are long gone and that Hawkins is not the man to bring them back. First things first, we all know that the school's facilities are sub-par and that the administration is just short of openly hostile to the football program. These are just facts and I think it's absurd not to realize that the foundation is not in place to be an elite contender in the Big XII. That being said I think we as fans, alumni, students have every right to expect a team that is competitive. Hawkins was not brought in to raise GPA's, or create men (there's a Marine Corps for that), or to change the "culture" that Barnett left behind. He was hired to win. I was pilloried last year for stating repeatedly that college football is a business and like any business if the product you are selling is garbage the public will wise up to it and you will end up in bankruptcy. College football as a product is as simple as the game itself. Wins versus losses. If you win the fans are happy and the recruits become interested, lose and well... Hawkins has won only 13 of 38 possible games. What else can you say? Clearly the players play the game but he's been such a gameday handicap for them that is it any wonder they appear listless and lethargic out there? I submit for your consideration that they have no more confidence in him than we do. Oh they'll say all the right things for public consumption but what do you think they're saying to eachother privately? It's over and Hawk knows it. That's why he's grunting 'yep', 'nope' and such in interviews. He's past caring. He said yesterday that he never considered putting in Hansen. Just take a moment and consider that. He NEVER considered it. He's just running out the clock now and his boy is the beneficiary. I don't blame him exactly. I love my son more than anything and that skews my perception of his athletic ability, musical talent, wit, etc... but I'm not running a division 1 program that was once a national powerhouse. So there it is. Where do we go from here? I've heard a lot of talk about how there's no money to buy Hawk out and find a top flight coach. Fine. Forget top flight. Just get a guy who wants to win more than anything else. Maybe there's a highschool coach, maybe a former player, maybe Calhoun from Air Force, for that matter Brian Cabral is a pretty damn good coach and he could hardly do any worse than has Dan Hawkins.