By Dave Krieger, Rocky Mountain News (Contact) Published December 1, 2008 at 9:32 p.m. Text size 2 Comments Email Print Photo by Brian Lehmann / The Rocky Dan Hawkins pauses on his way out of Memorial Stadium after his Buffaloes lost a painful nail-biter to Nebraska. Not that it makes 5-7 any easier to deal with, but this is actually a sign of progress: Four years after CU football self-immolated, the complaints have returned to the mundane. I like Dave's take here. As a fan, I'd sort of lost perspective on just how deep a hole the Buffs were trying to dig themselves out of. While the jury is still out, we've taken a lot of steps in the right direction in the past three seasons.