Go to the podcast section in the middle of the page to listen to Hawkins talk about:
-The Pac-10 switch
-Recruiting the Pac-10
-CU Buffs quarterback competition (talked mostly about Hirschman, didn't really touch the other two quarterbacks)
-Discomfort of coaching against Big 12 opponents next year
-The learning curve against new Pac-10 opponents (Shapiro couldn't quite get that question out right)
-Future scheduling (Hawkins said Pac-10 in 2011 with 9 conference games so you lose a preseason non-conference game)
-Coach Hawkins on the hot seat (Hawk said better to be on the hot seat than no seat at all, easy to sit on sidelines, been on the hot seat since he started coaching football. Uneasy time for a lot of people, even referenced the economy and the oil spill)
-Thoughts on the Pac-10 overall
-On the potential of baseball coming to CU and that helping football recruiting
-Boise State move to the Mountain West Conference
-Is the Pac-12 going to divide into two divisions (nothing has been officially decided or set in stone)
-Talk about the running back spot, depth and is Rodney Stewart capable of caring the load (Lockridge is available, still gaining experience. Bringing in four freshman, one or two will see playing time. Corey Nabors becomes the utility guy)
-What is your team's identity for this season? (Hard to tell at this point in the season)
Neil, once again, hits the nail on the head with this article. Yes, Baylor lobbyist Buddy Jones probably did more to embarrass the University of Baylor then help it but it would absolutely be nice to see a statement of support from the state of Colorado about the University of Colorado. Their is certainly ways to offer support without embarrassing the University.
On a more serious note, I will give Buddy credit for one thing. He`s trying to rally the troops. His heart is in the right place, if not his head.
Honestly, I`d like to see a little public support in Colorado.
I know our state legislators have plenty to worry about these days. They need to direct their attention to stuff that actually matters. Ditto for Gov. Bill Ritter.
But thing is, CU does matter. I`d like to see a few of the powers-that-be in Colorado stand up and say if the Pac-10 is going to invite six Big 12 teams, CU ought to be one of them.
Just once, I`d like to see someone stand up and say CU is important. I`d like them to acknowledge that the state`s flagship university is important to the well-being of the entire state, and membership in a prestigious conference is a nice piece of that puzzle.
That would be nice -- and it might be the only place Buddy got something right.