October 6, 2006 12:00 AM
Bozos of Blitz # 5
Mark Wolf asked me Wednesday during our Rocky Talk online conversation (see Thursdays blog for the archive of that) if I thought CU could be successful under Dan Hawkins. Yes, they can be but only if the right Alumni there step forward and say enough is enough. CU IS NOT Princeton or Yale or Harvard. It is a state university that should be representing the state in every endeavor as best as it can. Put up the money, shut up the snobby academicians in Boulder who think they are at Stanford and start to support the student athletes and the athletic program. Otherwise, drop out of the Big Twelve and join Conference USA or the Mountain West. It's where the schools who can't afford football and sometimes don't care about it put their programs. Do you think Texas wants a lousy football program because, gee, their law school is really good and they really don't want to give the wrong impression? Or Oklahoma? Or Nebraska, for crying out loud? No. They realize every part of their university is a billboard to the country. A billboard of a comittment to excellence both academically and athletically. They are proud and not afraid to show it. It's time CU. The program is at a crossroads. A serious crossroads. Time is running out. Lose this chance to back the school and you'll be seeing a new future. One in El Paso on Saturday nights instead of Ann Arbor and Austin on Saturday afternoons. It's come to that.