As I watch the ALCS I can't help but notice the NY Yankee bats look older than Hugh Hefner's balls. I don't know if it's been more painful to watch the Colorado Buffaloes over the past 5 years, or to watch the Texas Rangers take NY to the wood shed the last 3 days. Actually that was a lie, watching Hawkins single handedly sabotage this program is way worse. The snowball started when he let his son who couldn't start for Montana State, who can't see over the line of scrimmage, who is 175 pounds soaking wet, lead the Buffaloes. We all know the rest of the story, Darrell Scott, bad assistant coaches and complete disorganization, no need to beat a dead buff.
So whats next you ask? When do we hand out the pink slips to the staff? When is the right time to start moving forward in a new direction? The answers to those questions is the age old question of man. You see men are like monkeys, they don't like to let go of one branch until they have their hand on another. You don't break up with your girlfriend until you have another sexy babe lined up, you don't quit your current job until you have a signed offer sheet from your new employer, and you sure as hell don't fire your head coach until you have the next one picked out! Just look at the Dallas Cowboys, you know the good Ol' boy Jerry wants to get rid of Wade, but he knows mid season he's not going to get his guy. John Gruden, Bill Cowher who ever is on Ol' Jerry's list isn't going to be available till the off season.
Mike Bohn hopefully has a plan in place and a few guys on his short list. His potentials may be on their way out at current jobs, in the booth, or assistants on other teams that can't talk mid season. Regardless, our best chance to make a bowl game and get recruits signed is to keep Hawk until we find our next leader. Once we find our guy and free up the cash to put an offer on the table, then we give the walking papers; Not vice versa. It is not easy to find a coach last minute, just look at Tennessee. The Vols were left without a seat in a high stakes game of musical chairs and they have a much better program than us. There is no guarantee that we are going to get anyone better than Dan Hawkins, let along Derek Dooley.
Let the search begin and lets beat the hell out of Nebraska for the last time. I hate the smell of their crappy state, and they are way overrated. Win or lose, we still booze, F#ck Nebraska.