Wow, isn't Hawkins the coach who first put Boise State on the football map?
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.
It was not Hawkins that put Boise State on the map. It was Dirk Koetter. He
moved to ASU where he was largely ineffective.
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?
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
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.
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?