Colorado Makes Their Long-Awaited Change
Colorado University today fired head football coach Dan Hawkins after four-and-a-half disappointing seasons. Hawkins' record for the Buffs was 19-39.
The Denver Post reports on today's press conference where the firing was announced and Hawkins' final interactions with his team:
Hawkins moves on
Hawkins said he talked with the players before and after practice this morning.
"There is way too much negativity around the program. I respect Mike and his decision. ... And so I think it's important to move on and garner some energy," Hawkins said. "I hope Buff Nation shows up and supports these guys."
Hawk has left the building
And with that, Hawkins was gone. He did not take questions from the media after speaking for nearly 20 minutes, including quoting Mark Twain.
"So, that brings to a close the Hawk chapter but opens the national championship chapter that's right around the corner," Hawkins said.
Read more: Dan Hawkins out as Colorado football coach; Bill McCartney a candidate - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/cu/ci_16562959#ixzz14pf69DxJ