But it should be just the opposite. If there's one thing that was made clear by today's performance, it's that a team just can't play at its best when it isn't 100% confident in the long-term contract status of its head coach. Even the assistant coaches are compromised as they find their heads filled with worry over Dan Hawkins' future when they should be game planning, coaching up players, or making in-game adjustments. It's really a shame and I let Mike know it. The biggest thing he could have done as an AD to help the football team win this year was to extend Hawkins. His failure cost us a win today. Hopefully he wakes up and gets the new contract done before the Hawaii game.