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Ringo's Buffzone chat tonight - the gloves came off

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I couldn't find a link to the entire chat transcript on www.buffzone.com so maybe it's not up yet. But Ralphie Report did post some of the better answers Kyle gave tonight. I've never seen him so candid.

    http://www.ralphiereport.com/2009/12/14/1201074/kyle-ringo-of-the-bdc-chat-tons-of

    Regarding Darrell Scott:

    I've heard that he has had communication of some sort with CU coaches and that there might be a slim chance that he will return to the program. But I have also heard he is considering going to Arizona. Very uncertain at this point

    On the mismanagement of the Hawkins situation:

    Of course it's hurting. How could it not hurt? That's why it was completely foolish to handle the situation the way it was handled. If they were going to keep Hawkins, they should have came out and said so at midseason and been done with it then, so it would be much less of an issue now. Instead they managed to get every last drop of negative press they could and just at the last moment, they found a way to get even more of it. It's an absolute disaster and a clinic in how to mismanage the situation. ...But that is what happens when you have someone swoop in from on high and micromanage a situation for political reasons. A total dropping of the ball.

    On Colorado's mediocre recruiting effort so far:

    Far below mediocre? Sure. define it anyway you want. When you're ranked in the 60s and 70s in recruiting and you play in the Big 12 Conference, you're not getting the job done. You're Baylor. Teams like Boise State can be in the 60s and 70s every year because they only have to beat a couple teams every season and smash the cupcakes on the rest of the schedule and they can win their conference and go to a decent bowl or even rise up to the BCS bowls. Different deal at a BCS school

    On the real reason Hawkins was retained:

    This is the problem with "the real story." No one who allegedly has proof of what happened or was involved in what happened wants to talk about it. I have tried to get boosters to talk to me about it with no success so far. Mike Bohn has turned down an interview request and says he won't be discussing the topic any more and is working toward the future. So unless someone out there decides to grow a pair and stand up tell the truth, we will probably never know. ...Having said all of that, some of my sources who I trust have told me that president Benson refused to allow the firing and buyout because it would have caused political problems with his lobbying efforts at the Legislature. So Hawkins was retained
     
  2. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    That is great.

    It really is a shame that some of these big donors, if they actually do exist, won't come forward and call bull**** on this whole fiasco...
     
  3. MCskid

    MCskid New Member

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    do we even have any real, big time donors?
     
  4. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    That's a question I've been asking for a decade now.

    According to the "insiders" and the people with "scoop" there was enough money out there to buy Hawkins out, whether it came from 1 person or 50 people.
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    PB go on the record and confirm it
     
  6. sparkybuffs

    sparkybuffs New Member

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    Some other notes

    -Said that he expects additional staff changes. Not firings tho, just more people leaving

    -Said CU should be renamed exCUse

    -Said they "really, really screwed up" the whole hawk situation

    -Also said that DiStefano was not involved in retaining hawk. it was just benson
     
  7. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    What about recruiting? Can we somehow get Mister Jones back from A$M or is it done?
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Ringo has said on the Scout message board that he has a very good, longtime friend who has 1st hand knowledge of Mister Jones' decision-making process. Based on what he's heard, Ringo has said there's a reason he kept Jones as a soft verbal all this time but he has also said that he thinks in the end that Jones will sign with CU.
     
  9. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Sounds more like the batting gloves came off, nonetheless, good stuff buffnik :thumbsup:
     
  10. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Can't stop there.. We need another back in this class.
     
  11. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Yep
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    All I can say is... :congrats: to ringo. ****ing awesome.
     
  14. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.buffzone.com/ci_13995868?IADID=Search-www.buffzone.com-www.buffzone.com

    Some other interesting tidbits:

    In response to a question about any positive news to share:

    :lol:

    :lol:

    :lol:

    In response to someone saying we beat Bama for the final three quarters a couple years ago:

    :thumbsup:

    The honesty was quite refreshing. I am so glad to hear more and more media members tell it like it is.
     
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  15. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    If you were named HC for a day and could make any staff changes you wanted to, who would you bring in to make an impact on this team both on the field and in recruiting?
    8:30


    KyleRingo: Eric Bieniemy



    That's who we need as head coach.
     
  16. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Oh, and this popped out at me: WARNING, WARNING, GOOD NEWS ALERT!

     
  17. MiamiBuffs

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    I know one that was in the loop and made a commitment to said buyout. This person was shocked when Bohn pulled the plug.

    Sackman made a great point about a month or two ago noting that Benson was in a pickle over this money issue with the state and the timing of firing Hawkins. Reading the last graph of the first post from Ringo looks like teh sack of sack was wise indeed. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You sunshine pumping, rainbow spewing, unicorn humping mother****er... HOW DARE YOU?!?!?!



    :lol:
     
  19. MiamiBuffs

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    Not squeaky clean, probably would run his mouth about a lack of support. Im guessing Ill never see EB on our sideline again but crazier things have happened.
     
  20. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    fify
     
  21. Bolond

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    Fans need to start targeting Benson. It's not Hawk's fault that he is still here, he did the best he could to get fired with his performance and exCUses... Aim! Fire!

    Liked the EB comment.
     
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  22. White_Rabbit

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    Wow.. was he drunk or something? Interesting that even he seems to be turning on Hawk. The recruiting shortcomings are a major issue imo; if they can't pull in a decent class this year I shudder to think what next year will look like. Thank god Kasa is coming back next year, he played pretty good considering his injury issues and being a true freshman in the Big 12.
     
  23. buffwings

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    Good, I'm glad more people are actually speaking up (besides us fans, because they dont seem the care what we think) in the media. I hope there is so much pressure on Benson and Bohn that they are both gone along with Hack. Those three can take the HOV lane out of Colorado for all I care. What a phuukin JOKE this whole scenario is. THOSE assholes have "burned the program to the ground!!!" That will be a legitimate statement the NEXT coach say when he shows up.

    It's only going to get worse during the offseason as this whole mess stews in peoples' minds. I hope the media continues to bash the idots in the administration, including Bohn, and the decisions they make. Hack is epitomy ineptitude, he his the Mud Dawgs' coach before Bobby Bouchez got there.
     
  24. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Ringo should be ashamed of himself for so much negativity. No one has the right to speak against the program like that - especially a paid professional. :smile2:
     
  25. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    My god, that kind of negative **** in the press is really going to hurt recruiting! Oh wait, all recruits get their info from Allbuffs instead of the local press who covers the team day in and day out. My mistake. Nothing to see, urrr, I mean read here. :smile2:
     
  26. GoBuffs08

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    Ringo is a tool. Has this guy ever coached? Has he ever taken a chance in life? Does he even have kids?

    What he needs to do is call Bohn and Hawkins and ask "how can I help" instead of being part of the problem. If Ringo ends up being the reason our last recruit changes his mind, I'm going to go throw eggs at his house.
     
  27. BuffaloChuck

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    I'm sure that Coach Hawkins' staff can find a lot of leftovers to sweep up with BCS scholarship offers in those days after the official signing, too. That's going to be a lot easier than studying a lot of tapes, trying to claim they're the best program, etc. Just make one phone call and say, "You can't find a better offer" and hope the kids don't think about what "better" means.

    With Coach Hawkins' years of great skill-development that we've seen, I'm sure he only need bodies and he'll turn those into a CU Football program that he can take to the next level.

    He's shown me that he can do this. When he wants to show me something different, I'll be watching.
     
  28. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    That is too bad. I understand why people would not want to fall on their own swords. It's too bad we don't have some donor who is like 75 and just doesn't give a rip.....
     
  29. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Give me 53 years.
     
  30. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Can't people speak on the condition of anonymity? Doesn't that sort of thing happen all the time in the press?
     

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