Some tool at the Daily Nebraskan gives his two cents on every coach in the Big 12, ranking Hawk 11th of 12:
11: Dan Hawkins, Colorado (The overly excited jock)
The Colorado coach loves excellence.
"If you’re not a high-standard guy, you’re a low-standard guy," Hawkins said.
When he said those words, it reminded me of Ricky Bobby’s famous motto: "If you’re not first, you’re last." And then I thought of his father’s take on it: "That doesn’t make any sense at all. You can be second, third, fourth. Hell, you can even be fifth."
Hawkins might want to heed Mr. Bobby’s advice because the Buffaloes aren’t finishing in first place this season. Still, Hawkins remains a hopeless optimist — albeit an overly excited and somewhat childish one. Hawkins’ high-energy tactics were perfect when he was trying to resurrect Boise State out of nothing a few years ago, but it’s the Big 12. This ain’t intramurals, brotha.
I continue to hate these guys more and more and absolutely cannot wait until Nov. 27 in Boulder.