Bohn is a smooth talker, good back slapper, good fund raiser ... in short, a typical AD for this era. But the critical element that's ALWAYS been part of the CU job is what he doesn't have: The ability to hire the RIGHT coach. The Hawkins saga is all talked out. Suffice it to say, nobody expected four losing seasons to start his career here, not even the biggest doubters. The chances of Hawk turning us into a power in the next few years seem slim at best. We could be good this year, but 5 years ago did anyone believe that "we could be good" meant 7 wins? We all see what happened with the Women's BB team. Our expectations went straight down from Big Dance expectations in just 5-6 years. (And we actually have HS talent here in Colorado!) I hope Linda Lappe succeeds here, but could this coaching search be any more introverted and lame???? In Men's BB, Patton left because his time was up here, and (I believe) he couldn't live up to the expectations that he himself set here. We had a little momentum and were fairly optimistic. The other guys talked about at the time were Mike Montgomery - now doing a nice job at Cal - and Rick Majerus - doing okay at St. Louis. (For the record, I wanted Majerus.) They sniffed at Mike Dunlap (Metro) and Alvin Gentry (Suns), but clearly Bohn had his sights set on one guy. Bzdelik was brought in, and I was wary of that hire. For one, he had no record of recruiting top college talent out of the high schools. But a bigger deal to me was that I always assumed he was looking past this job. How could he not? He spent almost 2 decades in the NBA, then bailed on AFA the first chance he got. I'm not saying he was a bad coach. In fact it was awesome to see him manage games after 10 years of Patton winging it. He certainly had the pedigree, but was he the right hire? I didn't think so then, because I just didn't see any scenario where Bzdelik would be here for the long haul. How could Bohn be so limited in his search criteria? He's doing it again with women's BB, and he'll likely just promote McClain, who also has no history of recruiting top talent to a top basketball league. An AD has to have a vision for how the program will succeed, regardless of the sport. Mike Bohn is limited in his vision of what CU athletics can accomplish. It's that simple. It comes down to this: We're stuck with an ugly date (the AD) until somebody summons up the stones to make a change at that level. I don't know the composition of the CU Regents, but given the whacky, fragmented nature of leadership at this University, including a President that doesn't seem to be paying attention, and I think we have a stink pile for a long time. Sorry for the rant.