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Twenty minutes with Hawk on Klaat and Krakman's show

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DBT, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Well, I know a lot of you are down on Hawk and down on the program and probably take anything he says with a grain of salt. But he got me pumped. Pitman told him that this has been the best summer since he's been in the program. Of course, he was very upbeat and roarin to go.

    I kind of wish Klaat and Krakman would have asked more specific questions about players and positions, but they really didn't. Hawk was high on the defense but did say they'd be young a LB. He was very high, as was Joel, on the offensive line. Hawk also promised that we are going to run the ball down people's throats.

    Hawk understands the fan's frustration. He has the philosophy that sometimes good things come in time with hard work. He was also very high on the team leadership that has developed and how kids are really buying into things now. It sounded like this is something new.

    Sorry, that's all I have. I like Klaat being on 1510. They are going to be doing a lot of Buff talk.
     
  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i believe him about the workouts, but thats been said the past three years. it isn't surprising, we had twigs running around the field three years ago.
     
  3. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That's cool, always a good thing for the head coach to have confidence. Only thing that does not make sense is the "being young at LB" part.

    Smart-senior
    Mohler-senior
    Burton-senior
    Beatty-junior
    Sipili-junior
    Rippy-redshirt freshman

    Looks pretty experienced to me.:confused:
     
  4. DBT

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    Yeah, I agree. We've heard a lot of this before. I just happen to believe him. Klaat also mentioned that Mac thinks this team is about to, as they say in baseball, pop.

    Hawk also mentioned that, for the first time, we are beginning to see depth at a lot of positions.
     
  5. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    things are looking up in boulder, but then again we're used to that. :smile2:
     
  6. Junction

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    That's what I thought. If he'd said "young on the DL", that would have made a lot more sense to me... :huh:
     
  7. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    We are looking at a transcription of a radio show from an idot old man. Perhaps his hearing aid went out and he heard LB instead of DL...
    :smile2:
     
  8. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about Joel Klatt as the host of the show?
     
  9. DBT

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    Hell, maybe it was the D line he was talking about. He mentioned Obi and Perikak as two that looke really good. Hey, I heard the interview an hour ago. Thats a long time for me to try to remember something.

    Speaking of that, he also said he thinks the reason you are seeing more kids transfer is because of the information age we live in. Internet, text messages, twittering, cell phones, etc.
     
  10. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    There ya go, DL is definitely a bit more inexperienced. And holy crap, Conrad Obi getting a mention. That is nice to see.
     
  11. cruisebuff

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    Just found you guys recently - I've been hanging around buff message boards for years. Here's some notes I took on the interview:

    Klatt: we talked to cabral and he's expecting breakout year for the buffs. he usually doesn't get that excited. what do you think?

    Hawkins:
    The thing that is cool about our guys is that so many really get it. We have alot of leadership. We started on summer workouts Monday. Coach Pittman said Monday and Tuesday were "the two best summer workout days since I've been here"

    We have alot of guys that know what it takes. Our young guys are doing orientation. We are starting to build up our talent base. Love our offensive line. Need to build up our wide receivers.

    On Defense we are young up front with good depth at linebacker and db. We'll do some things to help out the young defensive line.

    Klatt: what about all the transfers in college football?

    Hawkins:

    There is so much more info out there now. You get in a situation if a guy can't play, you leave. Back when I played you stayed and tried to get better. A certain side of me doesn't like it. It's the nature of the business these days. There's more flexibility now for kids to transfer.

    Klatt: Do you take this into consideration when you recruit?

    Hawkins:

    We have certain standards we look for. That bar is always high, and I try to tell the kids exactly what that bar is. When you see somebody transfer, we don't want to lower our standards. Once they get here you never know - lots of things can happen. Kids aren't different but there are so many things peppering them. Their lives are more complicated than when I played.

    Klatt: how's the offense with helfrich out, kiesau new oc?

    Hawkins:
    Our guys love Kies. I've had 3 or 4 schools try to steal him as a coordinator. Mark was a good coach and a good friend of mine. Kies will be fine, he'll bring alot of new things to the table. There's alot of new enthusiasm. Denver has brought alot to the table as well at the oline spot.

    Klatt: Your team is the offensive line. The offensive line sets the tempo for practice - you've got a good group, the best I've seen since 2001. Are we going to see more running this year?

    Hawkins:
    When I came here people said they'd see a "high flying offense". We've always been a good running football team. Even in 2006. As you start losing guys you got to throw smoke and mirrors to give you a chance.
    Every team starts with how you run, and how you stop the run. We have 8 guys up front with starting experience. And we are still pretty young. I look forward to us being a physical running football team.

    Klatt: Rodney stewart and Daryl Scott? How do those two mix?

    Hawkins:
    We're going to be very multiple for those guys. Brian Lockridge had a great spring and is probably the fastest guy on our team. Daryl is like Eric Dickerson - rhytym runner we need to get him the ball. You
    may see all three of them in the game at the same time.

    Klatt: quarterback position?

    Hawkins:
    I thought they both had a really good spring. I could see a scenario where we play both. The great thing is that they both get along with each other, want to win. Tyler broke his thumb, but he didn't miss any spring ball. He'll be throwing next week. Tyler has a strong arm good wheels, Cody more intangibles. If we played today we would play both.

    I think it is healthy to have competition for a position.

    Klatt: Defense - most hurt from graduation, especially on dline. what are we going to see on the dline?

    Hawkins:
    Will perichak will be a real nice player - brandon nicholas type. blue collar type. Herrod will have good moments. Kaynor had a good spring. We'll see what happens with the young guys.

    Klatt: redshirt on Kasa?

    Hawkins:
    We'll see. I don't promise them. Have to be mentally ready, emotionally ready, and physically in shape. Rodney stewart surprised us last year - we'll see what happens.

    We have a ton of guys here already, even our freshman and walkons. The California guys we'll see later (they don't get here until July)

    Klatt: what do you think of the schedule change? CSU Sunday night, toledo friday night. How tough will that week be?

    Hawkins:
    I don't like it necessarily but that's life. We have to do what we have to do. We'll flip the switch and get it going. It'll be like a Thursday game. Being on national tv will be great - great for recruiting.

    Our record on short week games has been very good -we have a good formula (at boise and here)

    We've also had a great semester in the class room. highest gpa in the past 12 years in the fall. 30 guys over 3.0. that never gets on the front page. very proud of that.

    Klatt: YOu have some camps coming up?

    Hawkins:
    We have a camp that starts Monday - pretty much full. It's been a great thing. Our players can work it (unlike a few years ago). The following week 1200 high school guys will be here. Father/child camp coming up around fathers day.

    Klatt: what are you doing this summer?

    Hawkins:

    I'm the wide receiver coach - I'm going to get them ready to go. I am very fired up to get back in the trenches. I am going to spend a week over the 4th in Idaho with my grandkid. Most of the time I'll be here. I'll know when it is time for me to retire -not now, I'm excited!
     
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  12. sweaty teets

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    awesome interview, but playing both quarterbacks? aaaagh i wish one would just take the reigns.
     
  13. DBT

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    Rep sent cruisebuff! Good job. It all comes back to me now.
     
  14. Unleash Hell

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    Thanks and welcome! This has me all giddy! Hope they keep to their word.:thumbsup:
     
  15. Junction

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    Great notes. Rep to you for posting that. Welcome aboard Tom!! :thumbsup:
     
  16. FChairbanks

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    :yeahthat:

    the staff needs to decide on a guy and get him the reps he needs to prepare for the season...the other guy can be situational and mop up.

    and a huge thanks to cruiser for putting that up. those were more than notes, that was a transcript!

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    big rep to you.
     
  17. DBT

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    :lol: Klaat, Klatt. Whatever.
     
  18. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I just didn't know. I don't listen to sports talk, so I didn't know if it was Klatt or some other dude with a name spelled Klaat.:smile2:
     
  19. Hugegroove

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    Good job cruisebuff! You can be our offical cub reporter. But you'll have to get a few of the guys who post here a BEER! Rep to you!
     
  20. zbuff

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    Thanks for the effort - welcome, and don't be a stranger!
     
  21. zbuff

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    Klaat is the hippy Norwegian spelling....
     
  22. DBT

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    Ya, sure.
     
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    I'm big on Mac, he's a no BS guy - that's really good to hear.
     
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  24. DukeCityBuff

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    This was definitly a feel good interview. I am bringing my son up from Albuquerque for next weeks camp(I think I am more excited than him).

    This is going to piss some people off, but I am tired of Hawk bring up what he did at Boise State. That was over three years ago.
     
  25. DBT

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    To be fair, I got in late on the interview, and Klatt was taling about Cabral. I assumed it was Mac because I've heard Mac believes the same thing.
     
  26. DBT

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    They will have over 1,200 kids at their high school camp. Awsome! Also, for the first time, the players can participate in the camp. Double awsome!
     
  27. leftybuff

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    Maybe he meant young as compared to the outside LB coach....
     
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    Hmmm..some kind of wildcat option? :cool: Would love to see some creativity with formations to get our threats on the field. Get the ball in their hands and run, run, run....
     
  30. Buffsfan09

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    What about Major? Never much said about Major...I hope he is a beast...
     

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