http://www.allbuffs.com/forums/showthread.php?p=573621#post573621 By late morning I got a call telling me what was ultimately reported on KOA later in the day but was told to keep it quiet. I shared this information with at least one other Allbuffer here who had taken lots of recent abuse for being "right". Thanks for not posting it as a "scoop" as requested. For those who want to know what some of the facts are, this is what I have been told: 1. the money was not the issue, but it would have been certainly a stickier situation. The state and University are not swimming in extra cash. Paying a big bailout could have happened, but there would be lots of roars from the "other side". You better be sure where and why on this thing to pull the trigger on what would be double the $3+ Million reported, when you add in assistants, escalated salaries for new hires, etc. 2. Bohn did not talk to EB, Shanahan, etc etc etc. Nice stories, but laughable. Bohn didn't come back to Hawkins after "not being able to get his guy". Bohn focused on evaluating what we have and fixing that vs. starting a new search. Period. End of story. Those family friends of the Shanahan's evidently weren't (shocking!). 3. Bohn was not over-ruled. This was his recommendation. Reports to the contrary are laughable. His decision was not reversed, allegedly because Hawk went over his head and met with DiStefano. Let's file that under "IntraWeb Fantasies" as well. 4. Many top donors are in Maui this week with Bohn. Enough said. There was no "secret meeting" whereby Hawk went around Bohn's back and met with DiStefano. All that stuff is a bunch of crap. 5. "Mass Transfer" is a fantasy invented by the Hawk haters. Hawkins has had major support from the players since day 1. DS leaving was also not an issue that ever entered into this equation. He's one of 100+ guys. 6. cancellation of visits? No info here. I can only speculate that there will be staff changes of some kind and thus they plan save the visits for then. Pure speculation on my part so please note accordingly. Can we leave the crap to NetBuffs and keep this as a fan site? A lot of posters went quiet here recently not because they were wrong about Hawk but by the overwhelming tide of hate with lack of analysis and facts. I can make an argument to keep Hawk or fire him. The record speaks for itself. All the other crap that was "invented" to tarnish Hawk's character and reputation is abuse, especially if it's reported as fact by the media and certain radio hosts. It's infuriating to hear people pass off as fact what is ultimately proven to be BS. Hawk "losing the team" has been my pet peave. If we say it enough times it's true. Keep it real!