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I'm Seriously Close To Rooting For Buff Losses If It Guarantees A New Coach

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by InTheBuff, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Never EVER thought I'd have this thought cross my mind-

    people- If Hawk keeps his job he gets to recruit on the basis of a
    3-9 or 4-8 season and I fully expect the 2010 recruiting class to be
    between 50-60th ranked at best.

    then look at next years schedule :cry: I don't see more than 4 wins


    DateOpponentSeptember 4*at Colorado State September 11*at California September 18*Hawaii October 2*Georgia October 9at Missouri October 16Baylor October 23Texas Tech October 30at Oklahoma November 6at Kansas November 13Iowa State November 20Kansas State November 26at Nebraska

    If Bohn doesn't can Juicebox we aren't going to see a winning season in Boulder for at least 3 years. Get a new coach in here and we have a chance right the ship stop the bleeding.
     
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  2. Timbuff10

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    Re: I'm Seriously Close To Rooting For Buff Losses It It Guarantees A New Coach

    I have had that mindset since a the day after the Toledo game. I wanted a blowout either way so I knew either he had this thing on the right track again and CSU was a fluke, or he was exposed and we knew it was time to move on. Only problem is, we have already experienced a disaster and the AD has not made a move which was my fear all along. At this point I think the AD doesnt care about winning and losing, but only $$$ and as long as ticket sales are not hurt, nothing will happen.

    Which brings me to pointing out that if you are looking at going to a sporting event in the area, the Avs and Broncos are best in their leagues, and combine that with the Nuggets who are top 4 in the NBA your sporting $$ can get you a whole lot more excitement in Denver these days!
     
  3. Buffnik

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    Re: I'm Seriously Close To Rooting For Buff Losses It It Guarantees A New Coach

    This season has to go one of 2 ways.

    Buffs need to turn it around, win the rest of their games, finish 7-5, and win either the B12 Championship game or their bowl game. That way recruiting finishes very strong, and Hawkins comes back with a team that has a lot of momentum heading into the offseason.

    Buffs completely fall apart the rest of the season to finish with no more than 3 or 4 wins, recruits see opportunity to play early and are excited by a new coach, and the team rallies behind a new staff going into next year.

    5 or 6 wins and we're probably stuck with Hawkins next year, a mediocre recruiting class, and a team that's been taught to accept mediocrity as acceptable.
     
  4. Darth Snow

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    Re: I'm Seriously Close To Rooting For Buff Losses It It Guarantees A New Coach

    :nod:

    I have wanted wins or blowout losses. Really interested to see how the team responds this week. This win one lose one bull**** is awful.
     
  5. CUBuff98

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    Re: I'm Seriously Close To Rooting For Buff Losses It It Guarantees A New Coach

    I'll never root for the Buffs to lose... But I do take some comfort in the fact that each pathetic loss is bringing to light the magnitude of our profoundly incompetent coaching staff, Juicebox in particular.

    I'm looking at each of these embarrassing losses as one game closer to us getting a real head coach... Its beginning to look like one of the few positive outcomes we could hope for at this point. :huh:
     
  6. MiamiBuffs

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    Re: I'm Seriously Close To Rooting For Buff Losses It It Guarantees A New Coach

    Brave of you to post that thought. Its pretty sad where we've gotten to.

    I think the answer is becoming more and more apparent.

    I disagree on this point. Terminating Hawk today will not give us anymore wins this year. I agree with the premise that making a move charts a clearer course for us. I believe that Bohn does care and I will continue to believe this until I see evidence suggesting otherwise. I can certainly see a possibility for a move being made over the course of the next 3 games (MU, A&M, ISU) assuming 3 straight losses.

    I think the thing to keep in mind is that terminating Hawkins is going to be difficult for Bohn partly because he hired him. He also knows that making that decision is going to cost the University a substantial amount of money. He needs to be absolutely sure that he's going to make the right decision. He also needs to think about that cost compared to the cost of keeping Hawkins.

    One must also consider the influence of the Chancellor and the difficult financial times the University finds itself in. Where a stadium expansion is still being carried by the general fund (probably a money loser). The same general fund where money might need to come from to payoff yet another fired coach. As well as where adding funds to bring in someone new might come from. At a time when the University is asking the state for more money. These are very tough financial times for boosters as well whose pockets are not nearly as deep as they one were.

    Considering all the above Im not positive CU is going to rid itself of Hawkins as I once was. The decline in ticket sales might actually be cheaper than paying off both coaches and hiring a 3rd.
     
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  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The money issue is a red herring. CU has plenty of money. They might not want to spend it, but they have it.


    And I'll never root for losses. I can't bring myself to do it. I understand that a few more losses will probably expidite the dismissal of the worst head coach at CU since upChuck Fairbanks, but I can't bring myself to hope the team loses.
     
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    Will you stand by that statement if DH is still the HC next year after turning in 3 wins?
     
  9. SkiTownUSA

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    Neither can I. However, I've caught myself saying a couple times this season, "If we're gonna lose, might as well lose big." To help the fire Hawk cause.
     
  10. sackman

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    Sure. Although I'm not certain what value my "standing by" the statement brings, but fine.
     
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    It shoots a hole in your theory about money. I can't think of any other reason why you'd keep a guy thats about surpass Chuck Fairbanks in the record books.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Politics would be the only reason. If Benson thinks it will hurt his negotiating position with the State for project funding, Hawkins may keep his job in spite of everything. It doesn't matter whether the buyout money comes out of a different pool than Benson's talking to the State about, it's a potential PR issue that could lose the public opinion battle for him.
     
  13. Buffalo Brad

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    I will not pull against the Buffs, just cannot bring myself to do it. The kids do not deserve that although I do believe they deserve a new HC. I also believe the money is there. I also believe that they would get quite a response if they went out and asked all doners to pony up an additional $25 to $100 after the whole thing goes down. If it goes down, I will write the check without being asked.
     
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    It could also come down that Bohn wants to fire Hawk, but is told he has to keep him by DiStephano and/or Benson for whatever reason. It could be that Bohn has decided that he's giving Hawk five years, come hell or high water. While I wouldn't agree with that, if that is the case, I can appreciate the logic. It could be that Hawk has pictures of Bohn doing coke off the ass of a one-legged midget.
     
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    That was my point that keeping Hawkins could be the cheapest option.

    Benson is not going to get any money from the state. They had a brain storming session at the capital last week where had a very tepid response. There will be no raising tuition which the Governor will veto any plan including that. The State of Colorado is essentially broke.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g-Nb6Psvk-r4Liu5ScLlYYNvQSpwD9BGD6I01
     
  16. Swish

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    Sorry couldn't cheer for the Buffs to lose. Just couldn't do it.

    Disappointed, angry..........YES

    But my definition of fan just doesn't include rooting for the team to lose. Isn't that a lot like rooting for the other team??


    I maintain it would still be best if Hawkins could have a soul searching, life changing experience, pull a rabbit out of his hat, Whatever, and right the course of this team. Not gonna happen but it would still be best
     
  17. Liver

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    i can't root for losses. but, i am suffering from severe fan-fatigue. being a fan of this dog**** program is wearing me down.

    we've got coaches who'd get run out of a pop warner league. we've got administrators who apparently are content to watch the program fail just so they do it with good citizens who get good grades.

    if they don't pull the trigger on this staff at the end of this year, i am pretty much done. they won't get another dollar from me until they get some folks in who actually give a **** about winning again. sacrificing a couple of assistants isn't going to fix anything. if this staff is retained, then i am done until both the staff and this athletic director are gone.

    why should i commit any money to an endeavor that is absolutely destined to fail? if they won't commit to win, i won't commit to donate.

    i'll still root for them, but i am not going to keep fooling myself into believing there is hope when there is none. the enterprise has failed. period. without a new staff, the failure will continue and will accelerate until there is nothing left but distant memories. maybe that is the goal for some?

    i am not investing any more money or emotion in this.
     
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    Im starting to come around to the idea that it might not actually happen because of the finances around here these days. Sacky contends they have cash stuffed away and given the fact that the states gap widens after the Obama stimulus ends CU is probably hedging for the future. Therefore it could be cheaper to keep Dan.

    ^^^This

    In the 70s and 80s my dad used to tell UF everytime they called for money (non athletic donations) they had to fix football before he'd give another penny. That included putting The U back on the schedule again. :lol:

    I think those things have some merrit because those caller takers will give feedback as to why they cant get money out of people.
     
  19. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    That is so ****ing dumb, the state cant live up to it's obligations and CU cant raise tuition? If CU has large shortfalls it only make sense to raise the tuition.
     
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    He's a democrat. He's looking out for the "little guy". :rolleyes:

    If we didn't have TABOR (Thank god) we'd be Calisfornicated into the same debt situation your states in.

    In truth I don't think raising tuition would solve much. Some kids could pay it. Others would withdraw and transfer or skip a year. I cant imagine they could bump it up 8 or 9% and expect full participation from their customers.

    What would make sense is letting more out of state students $$$ in.
     
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  21. leftybuff

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    I just can't root against my Buffs...
     
  22. Highflyer

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    this x100000000000

    Sadly, I think this thing will take care of itself.
     
  23. buffedup

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    I'll be loud and proud in Folsom this Saturday as usual. The KU game was a blast, and I hope to beat MU as well.
     
  24. absinthe

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    I'll still give money, and i think you should too. Just make it conditional on an outcome. I told Bohn I'd give him X for every game Hawkins lost if it was used to buy him out at the end of the year.
     
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    It's sad to say but becoming bowl eligible might be the worst thing ever for us. Guarantees another year or even two of Hawkins...AND on top of that, the AD would never up Hawkins contact so no decent recruit is going to come here not knowing who their coach is going to be in two years. Then we are left with the same old "the cupboard was empty" scenario for the next 4 years. SUCKS!
     
  26. InTheBuff

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    I didn't say I was going to root against the Buffs..... it's just unfortunate that the thought has crossed my mind. I'll be there Saturday cheering but
    will be quick to boo if certain things take place.
     
  27. Chilly

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    NEVER should this thought cross anyone's mind. EVER.
     
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    Frustration, disappointment, etc is certainly allowed, but to openly root against the Buffs is TREASON and will not be tolerated!:asskicking:
     
  29. absinthe

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    actually you guys are headed in a different direction becuase of tabor that will limit your governments ability to function in much the same way as Prop 13 and the 2/3rds majority does here. You cant legislate funding for stuff in the face of an amendment that restricts revenue.
     
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    Troo enuf I suppose. However TABOR seems to function pretty well at keeping debt in check. California cant say the same.
     

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