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Next stretch is the toughest

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Oct 2, 2010.

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What does CU have to do in next stretch for you to lay off Hawk?

  1. 4-0 (make us 7-1)

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  2. 3-1 (6-2)

    22 vote(s)
    30.1%
  3. 2-2 (5-3)

    13 vote(s)
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  4. 1-3 (4-4)

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  5. 0-4 (3-5

    0 vote(s)
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  6. There is nothing Hawk can do now to get me back

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    28.8%
  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    So we finish the first stretch 3-1, which is very surprising after the Cal game.

    The next stretch looks to be the toughest stretch on the schedule.

    @ Mizzou. We all know 2 things here, Hawks road performances and Hawks performances against Mizzou. Gonna be tough to get a win.

    Baylor. They are gonna go bowling this year folks. They destroyed Kansas today and have a realk deal for a QB. Gonna give us fits!

    Texas Tech. We usually fare well against them, ISU beat them today. This might be our "easiest" game in thsi stretch.

    @ Oklahoma. OU has struggled in non big games, and done well in big games this year. if we go in with it not being a big game for them, we could have a chance of at least keeping it close.

    Ok, my question is, what does CU have to do in this next stretch to start to lay off Hawk a little bit? 4-0? 3-1 again? 2-2???
     
  2. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    3 - 1, 6 - 2 would be a lot better than any of us imagined at that point of the season
     
  3. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    to lay off Hawk? At least 3-1 or 4-0. Gotta win one of those road games and take care of business against both Baylor & TT.
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    W - @MU
    L -BU at home
    W - Tech @ home
    L - @OU
     
  5. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

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    This
     
  6. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    Baylor is good, but we have to pull out a W there
     
  7. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    You quoted me incorrectly asshole.
     
  8. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I really want to beat baylor, but I just don't see it happening.
     
  9. FlatironsBuff

    FlatironsBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I think Hawk might deserve an extention if he can win 6 games out of the next four. hehe
     
  10. Timbuff10

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    The question should not be, "how many wins Dan needs to be retained?", what they need to be asking is "is Dan right for CU?".

    The past game and half he has done enough to not be fired. We will see if he can keep that up for the rest of the season and then we will see if Bohn/Benson think Hawk can rally the Alumni, and keep seats filled. I would say "win a national championship" but nothing I have seen lately from CU correlates to winning being a priority.
     
  11. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    So long as CU keeps honoring the sport of football with solid fundamentally sound performances, I'll be happy.

    I'm getting most of what I want. The team is playing with passion thanks to the locker room and stadium presense of Alferd Williams, Coach McCartney, the championship team. The stupid penalties are down. CU has a run first offense supported by an o-line that is creating gaps. The Hansen led offense is scoring more than 24 points, and converting third downs. The defense is keeping the team in a position to win, coming up with interceptions and forcing fumbles.

    Following the UGA game, my complaint list pretty much boils down to consistently poor special teams performances. Punt return coverage, using good judgement as when to take touchbacks on kickoffs, and FG accuracy has been consistently attricious and must show some improvement for me to get back on board with Dan Hawkins and Kent Riddle.

    And CU must learn to play on the road with the same intensity as what we saw in Folsom over the past six quarters.
     
  12. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I want my vote back. I clicked the wrong one. 3-1 what I meant to click.
     
  13. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I thought the choice was retain or fire? I didn't know he could be laid off.
     
  14. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    All CU has to do is win ONE (1) road game, and win out at home (certainly do-able with Texas Tech, Baylor, ISU, and KSU all on the schedule) and they finish 8-4. I'm not sure if that scares me (Hawkins extension likely) or excites me (halfway decent bowl game possible).
     
  15. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Reduction in Force. They're going to only use 6 coaches next year.
     
  16. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    The buffs must win on the road for Hawkins to keep his job. 7-5 with no road wins doesn't do it. Getting blown out in Columbia, Lincoln, or Lawrence would be a killer, too. Hawkins has to figure out how to compete on the road.
     
  17. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i tend to agree. i think the BU/Tech homestand is crucial. i haven't seen MU play but if they can't defend the run better than Pinkie normally does...we might have some success. also pointing out that OU has struggled with mobile QB's from Utah State and AFA. but, we cross that bridge when we come to it.
     
  18. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    Wow. About 40% of the fans would be happy with .500 ball or less against a lineup of mizzou, baylor, Tex tech, and OU. Sad.
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Nothing he can do to get me back. Just get rid of him so we can start moving forward with the program.
     
  20. DBT

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    I'm just not convinced. This is a very tough stretch. At Mizzou and Oklahoma and home against Tech and Baylor. Man. I just don't know. I went with 1-3. I can't even stand to think that I'd be happy with 2-2 but I almost would but not quite.
     
  21. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I am absolutely shocked that that there are some on this board who would lay off Hawk with a 2-2 record over the next 4 games. :wow:
     
  22. 13Buff

    13Buff Club Member Club Member

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    I think people are mixing up the meaning of laying off. Is the question whether to fire him or take it easier on him?
     
  23. buffs04

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    There is no way in hell that CU takes two of three from Oklahoma, TT, and Missouri. We lose two if not three of those games, IMO. At Missouri and against Oklahoma are no-hopers in my book.
     
  24. SanDiegoBuff

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    Beating CSU (ridiculously bad), HI (exhausted) and UGA (in spite of some of the worst coaching Hawk has put forth and thanks to some poor play by UGA) really doesn't mean anything.

    3-1 starts to show something, but at this point, the team could win 10 and I'd give all the credit to the heart in the kids and none of it to Hawkins. Special Teams continues to be a joke, and part of retaining Hawkins would mean he'd have to fire Riddle. And despite the win against UGA, I still didn't see any adjustments made. If this team had a staff that knew what they were doing they wouldn't have needed luck to get that win against UGA.
     
  25. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    What. The. ****. How would a 1 and 3 record over the next four games make FOUR of you "lay off hawk". :wtf:
     
  26. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I'm not voting because it will still be too soon to tell. If he wins 8 regular season games, then I think it will be hard to fire the guy and I couldn't argue with giving him another chance during his last contract year. 7-5 with zero road wins will just mean that he is not capable of coaching this team past mediocrity...which I already believe to be the case. Anything under 7 to me is automatic walking papers from the admin.
     
  27. White_Rabbit

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    If he beats Mizzou, TT, and Baylor (which he should btw) I'll give him a break. I'll also be ****ing shocked.
     
  28. DBT

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    :lol: I totally misread the question. I thought it was "What will CU's record be the next four games." :doh:

    I voted 1-3. But I certainly would not "lay off" Hawk if he went 1-3.
     
  29. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    I did what DBT did. I think we go 1-3. If we went 4-0 I would be happy, but would not want to hear anything about a contract extension.
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There's a big difference between what has to happen to get me to "lay off Hawk" versus what has to happen for Hawk to "get me back". Which is it?

    I'm laying off already. We've won the past 2 games. We win, I don't bitch. Pretty simple. I have already laid off.

    But Hawk won't have me back until he gets the program to the point where I go into every game feeling really confident that we'll win. He's a long way from that and I don't believe he can get there this season. Where he can get (with a conference championship, BCS bowl win and big finish to recruiting this cycle), is have me going into next season with that feeling/expectation.
     

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