As a result of Kansas State head coach Ron Prince being removed from his post today, we decided to put a little comparative chart up that shows how Dan Hawkins has fared compared to Prince. No this is not entirely intended to say Hawkins is on the hot seat rather, Dan Hawkins and Ron Prince have always been linked because they were hired within 10 days of each other in December of 2005. That being said, many of these numbers are really close. You really have to give the experience and the "he has done it before" nod to Hawkins. His tenure at Boise State was impressive, something that Prince did not have when accepting the KSU job at 36 years of age. That being said, experience or no experience, this chart does indeed show the coaches are pretty similar in statistics. Do these statistics necessarily equate to a coaches success? No. Some aren't even relevant. But some are definitely part of the equation. What these numbers say is next year, Hawkins needs to have a strong campaign. I am not talking 9 or 10 wins and in contention for a conference championship. I think all Buffs fans would jump right on board with a sign of progression. If this year continues as we think it will, it will be a step down from last year's six win season and a bowl appearance. I will give coach Hawkins that this year has been full of youth, inexperience, injuries, suspensions, defections and key players not playing up to their potential. I don't think that excuse/reason will fly next year. Again, The Ralphie Report is not calling for any coaching change, I still think coach Hawk is the man for the job. He may need to shake some things up to make it work but we are a full supporter of Dan Hawkins.
Comparing Dan Hawkins to Ron Prince, Former Kansas State Coach