Klatt met with coach Dan Hawkins early Wednesday afternoon after the Camera published a story Wednesday detailing Klatt`s concerns over a sign that had been painted over the in the team room. The sign was first painted on the wall during the coaching tenure of Bill McCartney and read, "The pride and tradition of Colorado football will not be entrusted to the timid or the weak." It was painted over to facilitate a new video system on the wall the sign once occupied. Klatt said coaches showed him they have a stencil of the sign saved in the coaching offices and have plans to put the sign up again in another place in the Dal Ward Center. Klatt said he was happy to hear the news and enjoyed a productive conversation with Hawkins.
Former players voiced opinions Wednesday. Former CU tight end and current Denver Bronco Daniel Graham said he was "very disappointed" to learn of Scott’s transfer. Graham said watching CU struggle is "frustrating." "It is very difficult, knowing that before I was there and when I was there, our program was up there with the rest of them," Graham said. "To see now, it’s almost like we’re on the bottom of the Big 12. It’s frustrating seeing that." Graham didn’t detail what kind of change should be made, but he said something must be done. "It starts somewhere, and it always starts at the top," he said. "I mean, how long are we going to give somebody a chance to do something?"
Blast in Boulder. It’s getting ugly where the Buffaloes roam. The question will be not if but when Dan Hawkins will lose his job. His handling of this seasons mess has been horrible. He’s lost his team and, much more dangerously, lost the support of CU boosters, who, in effect, have the power to buy out his contract if they chose to. Money talks, and Hawk needs to walk. Simple as that.
Other topics discussed on the show and Bohn's responses included:
* His hiring of coach Dan Hawkins and Bohn's "home run" comment: "I (said) we'd find a home-run hire and I think at the time when we hired Dan, he was a home run. He was the hottest coach in the West and had turned down numerous institutions to be a coach . . . he was a great fit for us, and so forth. "And I still feel that way. However, again, that was four years ago and now we're to the point where we're 2-6 and we're battling to try and have a respectable season by being bowl-eligible, which is the standard we're trying to (achieve)." Bohn said the annual goal in all CU sports is to "be in the top half of the Big 12 Conference . . . . (in football) we're annually in a bowl game and occasionally we challenge for the Big 12 championship and maybe a BCS appearance. That's really our objective . . . that's still our goal this year. Obviously, it may be a significant challenge for us."
Texas A&M 38, Colorado 27: The Aggies have traditionally struggled in Boulder, but arrive with a lot of confidence after their two-game winning streak. With Jerrod Johnson, Jeff Fuller, Uzoma Nwachukwu and an emerging running game, A&M looks like the same kind of team that has troubled Colorado all season long. And the defense is appearing to make progress after a strong effort last week against Iowa State. Colorado will have trouble matching those weapons.
Mullen No. 1 in 32 reasons to watch Class 5A football playoffs - The Denver Post
A nice little preview of the 5A football playoffs that are about to start in Colorado
What's the key to the Colorado men's basketball season? Cory Higgins' all-around game, Dwight Thorne's jump shot, the development of Austin Dufault and Nate Tomlinson, and the immediate impact of Marcus Relphorde and Alec Burks are all on the list. But don't forget about Trent Beckley. The former walk-on from Vail is back with a vengeance. Beckley, a 6-10 redshirt junior, should be able to at least help the Buffs become a more physical team and a better rebounding team. "We have people who can score, we have people who can pass, now it comes down to getting rebounds, especially in the Big 12," Beckley said. "We're going to face teams in non-league play that we can match up height-wise with, but when it comes to the Big 12 everyone is just so much bigger. We have more size, now we have to get down to the fundamentals and get things done."