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Now Official: Hawkins is back for 2010

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    From the CU AD web site:

    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=204840654

    Bohn Confirms Hawkins Will Continue As CU Head Football Coach

    BOULDER - University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn confirmed Thursday morning that head football coach Dan Hawkins will continue to coach the Buffaloes and return for his fifth season in 2010.

    With questions about Hawkins' future mounting from CU supporters, the media and the public related to CU's 3-8 record this season, Bohn wanted to end speculation and reiterate what he has maintained all along: that Hawkins is and will remain CU's coach.

    CU-Boulder Chancellor Dr. Philip DiStefano and Bohn informed the team after Thursday morning's walkthrough practice of their coach's status to quell their concerns.

    "Dan is our coach," said Bohn. "We continue to have candid, constructive discussions with each other, with campus leadership and with related constituents to review all aspects of the football program. We recognize the importance of continuity to reach our desired competitive results. We have made progress on many fronts, but fully realize the importance of improvement and growth of the program in all areas."

    DiStefano agreed and confirmed he supports Bohn's decision.

    "I want all CU fans, supporters, and members of the University community to know that I support Athletic Director Mike Bohn's decision to honor coach Hawkins' contract and believe this decision is in the best interests of the University of Colorado at Boulder," DiStefano said.

    "Dan represents the university's values on and off the field, and his team has been competitive this year," DiStefano continued. "He has done all that we have asked him to do, and although we all desire more victories, we also recognize starting over with a new coach right now takes us away from, not closer to, our goals for CU football. Our immediate task is to support Dan and the team as they take on our rivals from Nebraska, then to have a great recruiting season, and ultimately to put a team on the field that will return CU football to greatness."

    Bohn said for Hawkins to achieve success, it is vital for the CU community, fans and Buff supporters to rally around the coach, the players and the program.


    "During this challenging time, it is essential for our collective fan base to stay with the program," Bohn said. "We all play a role in building the program on different levels. History has proven that our program is at its best we channel collective passion, competitiveness, and hard work in the same direction."

    Hawkins' contract with CU runs through the 2012 season; he originally signed a five-year agreement when hired prior to the 2006 season, and received an extension in October 2008 after a good start to the year before injuries took their toll and earning a bowl berth the previous season.

    While Colorado is 3-8 this year, three of the losses were by seven points or less, with two others, both on the road at West Virginia and No. 2 Texas, games where the Buffs were most competitive into the fourth quarter. The Buffs close out the season Friday against Nebraska, with kickoff set for 1:30 p.m. at Folsom Field. The game is close to selling out, with just 700 tickets remaining at the close of business Wednesday.
     
  2. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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  3. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    I will say it again-F*uck Juicebox, Bohn, and the CU Admin.

    Go play intramurals brotha!
     
  4. Bolond

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    So we got to repeat everything again in 2010. That's just swell.
     
  5. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    **** this ****
     
  6. MiamiBuffs

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    That struck me as well. Captured for posterity below. :smile2:
     
  7. Timbuff10

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    I'm done! Bye Buffs!
     
  8. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Wait for it: one more shoe yet to drop.

    Who comes back with Coach Dan?

    Who does not?
     
  9. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I'll disagree with the (I don't believe that) comment in your sig. I believe DiStefano wants more victories. Hell, if nothing else it takes some heat off him and everybody else in the administration. But it's like me saying that I desire to win the lottery, but not buying tickets. Wanting something doesn't make it happen. Sitting back and pretending that somehow things are going to magically work out but not making the decisions that will make it happen doesn't earn you any points. But it does explain the affection PD has for Coach "We're Close"....
     
  10. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It is like I said in the other thread, DiStefano desires more victories, but he does not demand them. Big difference.
     
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  11. buffsyko

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    MATT, could you merge these threads please...:lol:
     
  12. RalphieSpeaks

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    my guess is that there isn't one coaching change made.....they know how to do this thing :lol:
     
  13. MiamiBuffs

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    Junc, he doesn't want to win if it means bringing in any kids that remotely risk tarnishing The University. Imho, you can not win on a consistent basis with just the kids that qualify for CU, Cal, MIT, and Harvard. The kids Mac had here would not get into CU today. You know. All those kids he got out of Compton and SoCal.

    My belief is you have to take a flier and let some of these kids in and then deal with the problems they may or may not create when they arise. It's called giving someone a chance.
     
  14. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    I disagree. I see at least two coaching changes. Not the ones we want, however.
     
  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Who do you see leaving? Surely Riddle is one of them. Right? Right?
     
  16. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Right, same thing I'm saying. I believe he'd be happy if CU went 12-0. But wishing don't mean **** if you don't do something to make it happen...
     
  17. buffsyko

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    There has to be some changes right? They can't bring back a bad HC and not change some of the staff?
     
  18. RalphieSpeaks

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    they will promote ambrose and hawk will step aside and bring in a wr coach.....but the core of the staff will remain
     
  19. Sexton Hardcastle

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  20. buffsyko

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    Back on topic :lol:

    Nice to see you, hoops looking good :thumbsup:
     
  21. buffs04

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    I would be pissed off but we all knew this yesterday so whatever.
     
  22. BuffFan

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    I am very very very pissed, this decision is inexcusable. I will draft my first letters after the holiday. The only thing the athletic department seems to understand is money and I will be withholding some next year. Without action this idiots will run the program into the ground and I won’t let that happen without a fight. I suggest we show our disgust at Bohn’s next town hall meeting.
     
  23. Sexton Hardcastle

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    That'll show him. :thumbsup:
     
  24. buffsyko

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    Those town hall meetings are a lightning rod!:lol:
     
  25. buffs6236

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    ok not happy with the news to say the least but if support our buffs. if thats who our coach is fine. hes our coach. i will still cheer for the boys. maybe not the coach but the team yes. i just want ot win.

    at this point i dont know if i will be renewing my season tickets next year. my seats are on the 35 yard line in section 104. 1100 per year.
     
  26. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Maybe we can all declare shenanigans!
     
  27. buffs6236

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    plus travel to and from omaha ne
     
  28. TheEvilBeak

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    Anyone got the feeling the Admin will keep Hawkins until his contract is up?

    A new coach would have a transition period with probable less than stellar results, especially if there is an offensive philosophy change. I'm thinking they may figure why not save the money and get the same results for a few years and then start over.

    The team is young, maybe he will get them to play hard and have some good seasons.
     
  29. RalphieSpeaks

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    what over the last four years would give you that idea?
     
  30. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I am certainly not ready to say that 2010 is do or die for Dan Hawkins. You may be more right than Buff fans want to believe.
     

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