It’s time Joel Klatt gets off his rant about Hawkins and staff and here’s why. What good comes of it? Hawkins fate will be sealed by how this team finishes the season, if in fact, it’s not already sealed. Clearly, the vast majority of players are firmly behind their coach and impassioned to win-out to save his job. When was the last time you saw that support for a coaching staff? 2005-2006, a team led by Joel Klatt. That team “laid down” losing a certain by losing to ISU, followed by a complete embarrassment at home to NU (30-3) and then taking the embarrassment on the road when ISU somehow gave CU the league crown. 70-3 folks. Did they quit? Looked like it.... Never had a CU team “wanted it” like that before. So let’s quit talking about quitters and “not giving it 100%”, because it may not be what it seems. I know that team didn’t quit in ’05 but it sure looked like it didn’t it? Joel – release yourself from the guilt you subconsciously hold for letting down Gary Barnett in late 2005. You can’t get him back by piling on the Dan Hawkins Fail train. It is natural for the players from the Gary Barnett era to have “never been open to accepting the new coach”. You were a great Buff and you put your health (10 concussions at CU) on the line for the team, school, traditions, and in the end, for a man you loved, Gary Barnett. We do not hold you responsible for the biggest embarrassment ever at CU. Hawkins will never be good enough, even if the record was 5-2 or 6-1. Let go of the “sign being painted over”. Hawk has been nothing if not a traditionalist, bringing Eddie Crowder and Mac to center stage from the beginning. I hardly think he ordered the sign in the cafeteria painted over…. Mac would be all over him if that were true. Hawk has done a lot of great things for tradition and the betterment of the University. He’s failed in one area and in one area only – winning. Hating on Hawk doesn’t bring back GB. Hating on Hawk may improve your radio ratings and ultimately your career (I hope that is not your motivation). Hating on Hawk won’t quicken his exit. Hawkins failing to win is the issue. The fans who “hate the man” and “can’t stand to see him talk”, would feel exactly the opposite if we were 6-1. The fact is, we are awful and yet at the same time not too far from beating #2 Texas in Austin. We are a lot closer to being competitive than the ’06 team that won the North but couldn’t come close to competing against top-10 teams. I hated to see us go to the B12 championships back then because we had no chance. The results on the field will determine Hawk’s future. It may be this year or it may be next year. Results need to change and we all know that. If he's the wrong guy, it will play out this year or next. We don't need to invent reasons such as this sign BS to fire Hawkins.