New conference? University of Colorado Buffaloes' need a new coach

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  • JLFuller
    June 19, 2010 9:01 a.m.

    How does moving to the Pac-10 improve the fan experience for the CU devotees? Fans who are able to travel to the west coast will be a lot fewer, or so it seems to me. If travel budgets are a big expense, this doesn't make much sense. OK, may the TV split is a little better by how much?

  • rlsintx
    June 18, 2010 9:03 a.m.

    Dirk Koetter was my HS qb. Hawkins got the press, Dirk did the deeds... I hope Dirk gets another shot somewhere, he'll make it happen.

  • Henry Drummond
    June 17, 2010 11:58 a.m.

    Colorado hasn't been competitive in a decade or more. I'm not sure why that is. They seem to have all the advantages but nobody has been able to turn things around. I suspect there will be a changing of the guard by the time Utah the Buffs meet in the PAC-12. Maybe Colorado will be Gary Anderson's next stomping ground.

  • tq2
    June 17, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    But this is often the case. It is not unusual for successful football coaches to have a gifted offensive or defensive coordinator who really makes the team go. Lavell Edwards at BYU was no football genius, but surrounded himself with very good people. Yes, Hawkins is finished, but who will want to go to Boulder and finish last in the Pac-10 (12) every year?

  • RBN
    June 17, 2010 7:52 a.m.

    It was not Hawkins that put Boise State on the map. It was Dirk Koetter. He moved to ASU where he was largely ineffective.

  • CoachJ
    June 17, 2010 6:56 a.m.

    Being someone with close ties to players during Coach Hawkins' reign, it was never Coach Hawkins that they listened to - it was always Coach Peterson as the offensive coordinator that really ran the team and had the players' respect. It was a natural transition and nothing really lost when Hawkins left. Hawkins was more of a PR and public figure while Peterson caoched and ran the team.

  • SportsFan
    June 17, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    Wow, isn't Hawkins the coach who first put Boise State on the football map?