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When did you know Hawkins was not the right guy for the job?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Montana St. should have been the red flag for all of us, but when did you truly go from "this guy is a bit weird, but I think he can coach" to "this guy is in over his head"?

    For me, it was toward the end of the 2008 season when he started flip-flopping QBs for the first time, after burning Hansen's redshirt.
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Colorado State last year.
     
  3. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Iowa State 2007
     
  4. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Presser after the unl game, the burnt to the ground statements pushed me over.
     
  5. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    That is when I started calling for him to be gone. I had given him the bennefit of the doubt until then. Year 4 and to get beat on your own field in that game was disgusting. He went from possible to idigit at that point
     
  6. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    Toledo.
     
  7. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod: That was when I realized he was full of ****. I gave him 3 years to implement his guys and his system.
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    this... montana state loss was embarassing... but i chalked it up to having bjax as a starting qb
     
  9. rscmac

    rscmac Club Member Club Member

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    iowa state game when you are ahead by 28 and you call a fake punt on your side of the 50
     
  10. OKCBuff

    OKCBuff Well-Known Member

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    Last year. The CSU game pushed me to the absolute ledge and the Toledo game pushed me over. I remember I had plans both of those nights so I recorded both on DVR and watched every last brutal second of both. And all I had to do was pop on the computer and see the final. But I stayed strong, finished both ... was was damn pissed. That was definitely my own personal breaking point.
     
  11. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Colorado St. last year had me pissed, the blowout to Toledo sealed the deal.
     
  12. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    Montana State....
     
  13. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Little brother last year. One of the most pathetic performances I have ever seen on a football field.
     
  14. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    This
     
  15. VCBuff

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    Was getting frustrated in spring going into 2008 season when they went to the 3rd offense in 3 years.

    Lost me at Toledo.
     
  16. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    It was a two part process for me.

    1. When did I have that naggin voice in the back of my head that Hawk wasn't the guy? October 2008, the KU game.

    2. When did I start believeing that voice? After ISU in '09.

    I tried, I really did, to be the good soldier, but the guy was an idot as far as coaching goes. Hearing the former players come out now makes me think he isn't a good guy either.
     
  17. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    CSU 09 and Toledo. also, the radio show before the NU game last year after it was announced Hawk was retained.....was the absolute final straw.
     
  18. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    Montana St worried me, but I let that one go. Last season after the CSU loss I was pissed that we let them come in and beat us (and storm our field), but it was probably Toledo that was the end for me.

    I'm just happy to be moving on. It was tiring for me as a fan to deal with each week and now I can look optimistically towards the future.
     
  19. buffs04

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    Sometime early in 2008.
     
  20. CUBuff98

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    CSU last year got me boiling, but after Toledo I blew my top and wanted him gone ASAP. I lost all faith and hope in the man after the Toledo loss.
     
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    Those are the only two games I watched in my theatre room. I havent watched a football game in there since.
     
  22. Rraalph 3000

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    Really wasn't 1 game or moment for me...was more of a culmination of seeing the same boring play calls, the same slow starts, the same lack of progress that doomed us each year.

    But I held out hope that he could still change things and turn it around until the CSU then Toledo games last year
     
  23. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Didn´t James Cox start Montana State and didn´t B-Jax only become the starter for the second game against CSU?

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    I gave him a pass for 2006 as he really didn´t have much to work with.
    2007 was just about what I expected in Year 2, some bumps, but they got to a bowl.
    2008, I was disappointed but blamed it on the injuries.
    He lost me after one quarter v CSU in 2009.
     
  24. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    :stupid:

    Yep. I had given him the benefit of the doubt and am glad to say I gave Hawkins a very fair effort of supporting him for 3 years. Last year, I just knew it was never going to happen after the CSU debacle.
     
  25. sackman

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    CSU last year. Going in to that game, we had everything going for us. Experience at QB (joke), talented stable of running backs, big, strong offensive line, good defensive players - it was all supposedly in place. Everything we needed to reassert ourselves as a national power. The sh*t sandwich we were fed that day opened my eyes to the fraud that is Dan Hawkins.
     
  26. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    This
     
  27. 4DemBuffs

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    :stupid: toledo just confirmed it.
     
  28. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    The realization set in after 58-0 in Mizzou in 2008.

    The players were merely empty uniforms in that game.

    Then Dan Hawkins decided not to kick a FG, thereby ruining a two-hundred-something game streak whereby CU has avoided being-shut-out streak.

    The CSU-Toledo twin meltdown cemented the deal.
     
  29. snakeyman

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    CSU last year for me as well, with signing day 2010 a close second.
     
  30. BeachBronco

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    When we started trading our players to UCLA for future draft picks, wait, wrong league, you don't get future draft picks...
     

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