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Spring fling: offense steps forward

Freshmen should provide another boost in fall

There were two bits of good news to emerge from the Colorado spring football game Saturday at Folsom Field.

The offense has improved in the year since it produced a horror show of incompetence in the first spring under coach Dan Hawkins. And it only figures to get better when the freshman class arrives in the fall.

Hawkins said a significant number of true freshmen will probably see playing time next fall as the program rebuilds from a 2-10 season in 2006. The offense figures to receive the greatest boost from the recruiting class, with impact signees at offensive line, tailback and wide receiver.

"I think all those guys are very prolific and good with the ball in their hands and good skill guys," Hawkins said. "So I think it will be great competition. We'll look forward to those guys coming in here in the summer and working and learning and being able to engage in some meaningful reps in the fall."

But before CU sees any benefit from Hawkins' first true recruiting class, the players will have to survive the academic cut from the NCAA Clearinghouse and CU admissions standards that have cost both the football and men's basketball team several significant recruits in recent years.

A handful of recruits from the 2007 football recruiting class are said to be in danger of falling victim to the same pitfall in which they are declared eligible by the NCAA but the school pulls the rug out from beneath them.

"We're doing pretty good right now," Hawkins said when asked about the possibility of losing members of the class to academic issues. "Of course it's never over until it's over, but we're doing pretty good."

Talented tailback P.T. Gates, who is scheduled to transfer to CU in August from Saddleback College in California, is one example. Gates is taking six classes this spring and four this summer in hopes of qualifying by August.

CU quarterback Nick Nelson played with Gates last season at Saddleback before transferring to Boulder in January. Nelson said he keeps in regular contact with Gates and he believes his friend is doing his best to get the job done. Gates' fate likely won't be decided until early August.

A running joke among the offense, particularly the linemen, centers on high school All-American Ryan Miller from Columbine High School in Littleton taking someone's job in the fall.

Knowing their coaches already think so highly of the incoming freshman has led to a better overall attitude and work ethic this spring, players said.

"You shouldn't be playing at this level if you're concerned," said wide receiver Dusty Sprague, who will be competing against three talented newcomers in the fall. "The more talented people you have at your position, the better your position is going to be, but also it's going to push you to become a better player.

"You've got to look at it that way. If you look at it negatively, you're going to end up, probably, on the bench."

The CU offense at least was capable of completing passes and driving the ball down the field Saturday, unlike a year ago.

Both quarterbacks — Cody Hawkins and Nelson — threw two touchdown passes in a game that featured both 11-on-11 competition and seven-on-seven drills.

Hawkins appears to be the clear front-runner to win the starting job at this point but offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich said the competition is closer than it might appear. Helfrich is the man who will ultimately decide the starter, Dan Hawkins said.

Cody Hawkins completed 12 of 20 passes for 119 yards Saturday. His worst mistake was throwing an ugly interception near the next of the game that was nearly returned for a touchdown.

Nelson completed three of 10 passes for 30 yards and also threw an interception.

While the passing game seems to be improved, the Buffs might have taken a step back in the running game. Outside of one long run from former starting quarterback turned all-purpose back Bernard Jackson, the stable of running backs produced fairly modest numbers Saturday.

Starter Hugh Charles ran 11 times for a meager 20 yards.

"I would have liked to run the ball a little bit better," Dan Hawkins said.

On the defensive side, the Buffs did not allow big plays Saturday, but they managed only one quarterback sack.

Defensive coaches don't have nearly as many questions to answer before the season opener in September. Most of their issues center on developing a pass rush, more consistency in pass coverage and quality depth.

Comments

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 15, 2007 at 8:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Anyone else see a field of red flags here? We need to understand that this may not be a stellar year in Boulder and give the coach about 5 years to build this team.

Posted by RWE on April 15, 2007 at 11:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't think it will take quite that long, but no, I don't expect any championships in the next year or two. They're still not firing on all cylinders, but they looked much, much better yesterday than they did in the spring game last year. That might not be saying much considering how poorly they executed last year and the opponents they'll continue to face, but improvement is improvement. On a side note, it's clear that Jackson, who was recruited as an athlete as I recall, is just that. He looked impressive pumping his legs as a herd of defenders tried to take him down on one of his runs from the backfield, and here and there he showed some vision and found some nice holes. He also took some snaps at QB and ran some receiving routes. He could be an exciting player and might really have a future in the game. It was also nice to see Crosby honored. Too bad it couldn't have been more than at halftime of the spring game, but hopefully he'll be in the NFL in the fall and therefore won't be able to get back for a ceremony with more people in attendance. At any rate, I'm very confident that this year will be more successful and a lot more fun. Go Buffs.

Posted by extrapoint on April 15, 2007 at 1:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"I'm very confident that this year will be more successful and a lot more fun. Go Buffs."
I agree
much to Kindler's dismay

Posted by Covercorner on April 15, 2007 at 5:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm saying 5 wins after watching yesterday. The offense looks much better (not hard to do) but the D will not be as good as last year. I see a rough start again but vast improvements from last year.

Posted by extrapoint on April 15, 2007 at 9:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I felt the same way about the D...until I thought about it a little more. Both DTs are back. There shouldnt be much drop off at linebacker. Sipili is supposed to be the second coming of Dizon. We probably have 2 of the hardest hitting safeties in the league with Walters and the transfer from Idaho.
If Hudgens is the sackmaster he was in JC, he may lighten the loss of Wright. Another JC guy, Perri is supposed to be a collegiate weightlifting champ and freshan Obi is big AND fast.

Posted by extrapoint on April 15, 2007 at 10:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

maybe it was Iltis that was the weightlifting champ (highschool)

Posted by extrapoint on April 15, 2007 at 10:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

whoa
just checked out the first commit for the coming year. Corey Surrency....a JC wide receiver that Rivals has at 6-5, 220 and runs a 4.4
Scout has him ranlked as a 5 star!!!

Posted by KellDog on April 16, 2007 at 10:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Guys: We had an air-show sighting in Folsom...
Finally, this year we can throw a 3rd and 12 yards and have a good chance to move the chains. Last year, we let Bjax just run for the 3rd and 12 Yards and well, we all know how many wins that got us.

I saw vast improvement and U all have heard me rave about Lil Hawk. But from what I saw he will be our starter at QB in the Fall. That said, I believe Lil Hawk can get us Bowl elgible this year. I'm sure you all noticed, mostly throws of 10 yards > 25 yards. This is cool for now, but the long ball will be needed in the FALL to spread the field.

dog

Posted by thayersnow on April 16, 2007 at 12:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

where's all the negativity I usually see on these boards?? Maybe I didn't wait long enough.

Posted by jenfalor on April 16, 2007 at 1:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

from the webmaster:
@thayer - I'm loving the new tone. Less inappropriate comments for me to delete. :)

Posted by Covercorner on April 16, 2007 at 1:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

AMEN to that!

Posted by thayersnow on April 16, 2007 at 3:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I actually stopped posting because I found myself falling into the "he said she said you're stupid" trap crap. Ahhhhh....so much nicer....for now.

Posted by DrTom on April 17, 2007 at 2:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You guys really want to believe don't you?? If that offense can move the ball on their own defense does that make them good???

Watson's revenge come to a run down stadium this thanksgiving....

Posted by Buff_in_UK on April 17, 2007 at 3:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Zzzzzzzzzzzz...........

Posted by extrapoint on April 17, 2007 at 6:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

kind of a funny comment when the Huskers offense only has to move the ball against their 3rd string D

Posted by DrTom on April 17, 2007 at 7:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Looks like Gates is another one of the CA. "community college" wonders that won't be able to play this fall.

I told you before, if they go to Community College In CA. make sure they know their ABC's and all that 'rithmetic....

Posted by thayersnow on April 17, 2007 at 11:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

ahhh...there we go. I knew the negative nancy's (yes tom...we all know you are a girl) would come out again. We all love your posts tomgirl...please don't spend any time on your own NU board and keep flaming here. It's really really great.

Posted by DrTom on April 17, 2007 at 11:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Gates has to pass "10 classes" by August??

Posted by dabuffs50 on April 17, 2007 at 12:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

With the new kickoff rule change, I think special teams are going to be even more crucial this year. It was nice to see B-Jack and Hugh getting some good returns this spring, but I hope they focus on the return games much more this fall. I miss those game changing returns a la Ben Kelly or Bloom.

Posted by extrapoint on April 17, 2007 at 1:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I wonder how many other teams Dr Tom kicks, that are currently down? Does he ever spend any time on Iowa State or Colorado State boards? etc? or is it simply "Barnett's revenge?"

We would like to have Gates, but Jackson/Charles/ and that guy who broke all Reggie's high school records will do nicely.

Posted by DrTom on April 18, 2007 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Or so you hope. Hey I hope it all works out for you guys. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

PS. When have I ever said anything negative about CU?? I don't get that...

Posted by Buff15 on April 18, 2007 at 11:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I found a good new Buff blog out there. They're looking at next year's recruiting class. Looks like we are in the running for several Top 100's. Pretty big considering our record last year.

http://coloradohomers.blogspot.com/

Sounds like we've got a chance with Darrell Scott and the local LB Jon Major. Pretty exciting!

Go Buffs!

Posted by buffsoulja on April 18, 2007 at 12:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

what't funny is when cu thumped nu 62-36 and nu lost to ku and bombed by tt77 and after losses to UT, OU and auburn last season the good doctor was MIA on these boards. busker and lam fans love to kick us while we "reload" especially when they know that when they beat us their season is made. was at the spring game and it was great atmsophere for all ages. the buff gear they sold from previous players and teams was sweet. we may not have 300,000 fans or the game on national television but i thank GOD everyday that "I'M A CU BUFF FAN" GO BUFFS!!!!

Posted by sanjayibhakta on April 18, 2007 at 12:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This may be good news to the buffs, but the champs of the north will be NU for the next 5 years at least. The talent at quarterback and reciever are now present at NU. The CU defense will not stand a chance against them. I predict NU will win the national title in the next year or 2. This can all happen if Calahan stays.

Posted by DrTom on April 18, 2007 at 12:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Totally agree, the pieces are coming together. Callahan is a master coach and Shawn Watson is a great OC....

Posted by extrapoint on April 18, 2007 at 1:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

some of the pieces are comng together for the Huskers. It looks like their O line will returning to something closer to their tradition, with the help of a Colorado turncoat, of course. It is not all there yet, however. Their WR's are overrated and the QB is unproven.
Callahan is a decent coach, but master is quite an exaggeration.....and Watson? talk about someone with no imagination.
I'm willing to put some money with sanjay or anyone else (Dr.?)on that national title in the next 2 years.

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 19, 2007 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

buffsoulja- don't embarrass us.. NU lost to OU, Texas and Auburn,, 3 highly ranked teams at one time or another. We lost to (gulp) Montana State who was beaten by Chadron State.. we HAVE to win more than 2-5 games a year before we can shove anything back in someones face. We need to fill our stadium and pump the funds into the program. How does that happen? As far as being on a list for players, that's great! Landing them is another step.

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Quote from coach Callahan after embarrassing Coach Hawkins with four successful trick play burns on Thanksgiving...

"I think those are plays we have always executed (in practice)," coach Bill Callahan said. "It just so happened that the situations were right for those particular calls. It's timing. It's feel. It's instinct. It's where the ball is in field position. It's Magic!!"

Got to love it!!!

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 19, 2007 at 7:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't see NU as a National Champ. They may sneak in a Big 12 title though. Top 10 in the next 2 years is more likely. CU should aim for, maybe 2nd or 3rd in the conference while building depth. The statement from Hawk "we will be playing alot of freshman next year" says volumes. KU, KSU and Missouri will be tough to beat. And NU does have a proven QB in Keller. As a Div.1 starter that averaged 3 TD's in the PAC 10, I'd say that qualifies. We don't have any depth.. that will need to come within a couple of years for sure or things will change again.

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 19, 2007 at 8:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Here's the schedule.. which teams are we going to beat?
Sept. 1, 2007 Colorado State1 TBA
Sept. 8, 2007 at Arizona State 10:00 pm ET
Sept. 15, 2007 Florida State TBA
Sept. 22, 2007 Miami-OH TBA
Sept. 29, 2007 Oklahoma TBA
Oct. 6, 2007 at Baylor TBA
Oct. 13, 2007 at Kansas State TBA
Oct. 20, 2007 Kansas TBA
Oct. 27, 2007 at Texas Tech 2:00 pm ET
Nov. 3, 2007 Missouri TBA
Nov. 10, 2007 at Iowa State TBA
Nov. 23, 2007 Nebraska 12:00 pm ET

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 19, 2007 at 8:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

On another note. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Big 12 north schedules change soon. With CU losing out on the "after Thanksgiving game" to KSU or KU? Possibly even Missouri.

Posted by kipp on April 19, 2007 at 10:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Colorado State - Should Win, but might lose (first game; rivalry)
at Arizona State - Loss
Florida State - Loss
Miami-OH - Win
Oklahoma - Loss
Oct. 6, 2007 at Baylor - Win
Oct. 13, 2007 at Kansas State - Win
Oct. 20, 2007 Kansas - Win
Oct. 27, 2007 at Texas Tech - Loss
Nov. 3, 2007 Missouri TBA - Loss
Nov. 10, 2007 at Iowa State - Win
Nov. 23, 2007 Nebraska - Should lose, but might win (rivalry)

6-6...optimistic?

Posted by KellDog on April 19, 2007 at 10:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Kipp: I think your pretty accurate here. 6-6 will get us to a Bowl Game and thats our goal this year, of course to bury Nebraska @ Folsom Fiel too.

Just checked out the blog that Buffs15 was telling us about. Our recruiting is getting better, shoulder 2 shoulder. Go Buffs.

dog

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 10:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hate to bust your bubble dog, but the "5 star" RB Corey Surrency attends el camino (aka comptom) community college..

You and PT Gates know what that means...

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 10:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In case you don't...

Compton Community College was to be stripped of its accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges effective Aug. 19, 2005, apparently making it the first public college in the nation to lose its official approval. The school’s operations were taken over for the Fall 2006 semester by neighboring El Camino College, based in Torrance.

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 11:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We get the point DrTom. Nebraska ain't been shying away from Compton CC either:
try googling Nebraska football + Compton CC

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 11:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

http://www.dailybreeze.com/sports/articl...

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 11:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

DrTom, if all that you say is true, I guess we have to ask ourselves, "Who, or what, does get rejected by your esteemed institution?"

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 11:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

DrTom, Will we ever learn?

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 11:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Who lead the nation in Academic All Americans in 2006 with 235???

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 11:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

235 Academic All Americans at Nebraska??? The Sooners also feature several "Employees of the Month" in car sales...

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What is an 11th grade dropout JC recruit going to take college level courses in at CU?

Busting a cap 101 and Crack Marketing?

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 11:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

DrTom,

If history is any indication, he will not be playing at CU. I admit, though, we're a bit desperate. It's hard to keep up with the likes of Nebraska when it comes to academic scrutiny (or lack thereof). In the end, though, what's to be admired about NU? The fact that the athletes get an academic free ride, or that the general quality of education is on par with the likes of Compton CC, from which Nebraska has several athletes (and which you yourself choose to mock as an institution)? How else did they all become Academic All Americans?

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 11:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

DrTom,

If history is any indication, he will not be playing at CU. I admit, though, we're a bit desperate. It's hard to keep up with the likes of Nebraska when it comes to academic scrutiny (or lack thereof). In the end, what's to be admired about NU? The fact that the athletes get an academic free ride, or that the general quality of education is on par with the likes of Compton CC, from which Nebraska has several athletes (and which you yourself choose to mock as an institution)? How else did they all become Academic All Americans?

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 12:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That's right DrTom, keep your trap shut, and quit questioning the integrity of athletes that come from JC's, and who might have dreams of playing D1, just like those at Nebraska. Go and get on some other school's board. This one is for CU fans...

Posted by buffsoulja on April 19, 2007 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

don't embarass yourself buddy. read the material a lil closer before "checkin" me. the point my "so-called" buff fan is that husker fans run their traps to us about more national titles, more fans, gold-plated weight rooms, blah, blah, blah and run around with this "WE'RE BACK BABY" nonsense. and all they can brag about from 1998-2007 is what??????? beating US. maybe that satisfies red nation but i know they burn inside not being in any bcs or top 10 discussions. now stop swinging on busker ***** and trade in your black and gold for a red and white skirt and pom poms. sounds like a better fit for you. fans who abandoned ship after montana st make me sick. and husker fans who avoid these message boards for weeks after losing and then come back in here with this "but we beat CU and our "stuff" is better then your "stuff" crap are pathetic too.

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 1:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Now now Buffy. I was just pointing out Hawk is offering scholarships to unqualified recruits that he obviously knows can't qualify.

Short term publicity showing what a "great" recruiter he is.

Smoke and mirrors...

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 2:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Callahan after Thanksgiving 2006:(continued)

"I think those are plays we have always executed (in practice)," coach Bill Callahan said. "It just so happened that the situations were right for those particular calls. It's timing. It's feel. It's instinct. It's where the ball is in field position. It's Magic!!"

At the end of the game i expected callahan to hit hawkins with a joy buzzer in the handshake, a "hey, ya got something on your shirt" routine and then put a "kick me!" sign on his back before he left. Hey hey hey!!!

Posted by extrapoint on April 19, 2007 at 2:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well Doc you are entertaining today, but I must admit your Kindergentler alias is the most annoying of all....congratulations. At least we all know the source.
and Kipp
what makes you think we will lose to ASU and FSU?
We hung close with a better GA team last year and we will be better this year. And old Bobby Bowden has been sinking lately....of course he aint to Callahan's level yet.
I dont think we have to lose to Tech or MO either. We sure had Tech's # last year. And who knows? maybe the entire OK team would rather sell cars and unregistered weapons than play football.

Posted by Seattle_Buff on April 19, 2007 at 3:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

DrTomWinkleWonder,

You spend more time on these boards than anyone else, leading me to believe that you are bothered and threatened about how awesome the CU Buff program is.

NU is suppose to "BE BACK" but that's still TBD. I just hope it doesn't take CU eight years to get to that point. Lincoln sucks. Sorry buddy, I know there's nothing else going on out there.

I've never even looked at the Husker site, because I have better things to do with my time (thousands of things).

Everytime you post on this board, it further proves my point. Thanks for the props !

Posted by shopperey on April 19, 2007 at 5:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hawk is offering scholarships to unqualified recruits??? Maybe they don't qualify at CU, but they pass with flying colors at NU. Nebraska is nothing more than a jocks hang out. Aside from the good citizens there, the university is little more than a diversion for athletics. Most people in the US couldn't point out Nebraska on a map. Virtually every one else in the universe could care less. DrTom, I'd say you should get a life, but then again...you never had one.

Posted by DrTom on April 19, 2007 at 8:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Now Now, just trying to have a little fun....

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 19, 2007 at 8:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You guys crack me up! And I'd appreciate a little more respect than suggest I am an alias. JUST because I try to look at this whole situation differently. I am a realist.. that's all. And if my other Buff Brothers would do a little more research than just shoot off their mouths with embarrassing non-sense, We can move forward. If you could point out something I said that in inaccurate, without using crystal ball research, I'll be all ears. WE need to fill that stands, and give the coach some years. We aren't a good program right now. Doesn't mean we won't be again. But it needs support and bucks.

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 19, 2007 at 8:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Kipp, great prediction, nothing wrong with putting some optimism in there and admitting it. I agree with CSU, ASU, and FSU. I think we could upset either KSU or Kansas. I think the Baylor game will be a battle because both teams will want a win. And even Miami of Ohio will be tough. And who knows about ISU? To be honest I haven't seen whats left there talent wise. And alot will depend on injuries. I agree a bowl game is a good goal for this program in the next 3 years.

Posted by extrapoint on April 20, 2007 at 7:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

respect my dyin asss
"kindergentler??"
how dumb do you think everyone is? or maybe the question should be....how dumb are you?
I'm sorry I called you annoying. This column must be your whole life.
I await in great anticipation for the next new personna.

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 8:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"chuckle"...

Get ready for "Sam the man" Keller this season buffy fans... Open wide and say "ahhhhhhhh".. as this guy is going to ram TD's down your throat at twice the rate Taylor ever did...

Big Physical Punishing OL is going to make the NU offense "Shake and Bake" between pass and run...

Tell Opie to take his vitimans so the stress doesn't kill him as the clock ticks towards "Watson's revenge" this Thanksgiving...

Posted by extrapoint on April 20, 2007 at 8:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"watson's revenge" sounds like some sort of intestinal disorder. As a doctor, you should realize it is actually an inability for the synapses to communicate.

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 8:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

No No...

Remember last season, when Callahan had a fish on the line (Hawkins) that couldn't recognize a trick play after 7 or 8 were run... (I really liked the one with Taylor walking off the field)..????

Watson's revenge will likely feature more of:

"I think those are plays we have always executed (in practice)," coach Bill Callahan said. "It just so happened that the situations were right for those particular calls. It's timing. It's feel. It's instinct. It's where the ball is in field position. It's Magic!!"

Posted by extrapoint on April 20, 2007 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Its feel, its instinct,It's magic' says it all. I hope Bill Copperhan keeps on believing that. God forbid he would actually have to study anything. I guess that accounts for that blank stare he exudes on the sidelines so often. He is getting in touch with his inner self. Funny how his thoughts wander away against the big boys.

Posted by buffsoulja on April 20, 2007 at 8:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

being kind and gentle got us 70-3 and 30-3 chump. maybe we should give each other a hug before loggin on. you got the whole season figured out. let's just cancel football and praise the almighty cornhuskers, a real football team. my crystal ball says follow what hawk said and take those "soft" commments to the intramural message boards. 2007 will be known as the "RALPHIE'S REVENGE" tour. it's payback time lam fans, looner fans, sundevil fans, seminole fans and busker fans.

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 8:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Although the most recent and last was Callahan and co. busting down a 37-14 Homecoming butt kicking to welcome Hawk to Big 12 football and prior a 30-3 beat down at Folsom leading CU fans to throw a fit crying about their football team being dismantled in their own house to the point of being ejected for throwing objects on the field...

WOOOOOOOOOOO!! DADDYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Can't wait to see what happens next!!!!!!

In case you haven't noticed, NU is playing GREAT, are loaded with talent and have a YOUNG team...

what does that Spell??? DYNASTY!!!!!

Ralphie!!!! "It's whats for Dinner!!!"

Posted by extrapoint on April 20, 2007 at 9:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

so who is the big scare on the Husker's schedule this year? I'm sure they are scared of Maine now.

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 9:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hawkins Quote:

IT'S DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL, IT'S THE BIG 12, IT AIN'T INTRAMURALS!!! YOU GOT TWO WEEKS AFTER FINALS, YOU GOT A WEEK AFTER JULY FOURTH AND YOU GET A WEEK BEFORE CAMP STARTS, THAT'S A MONTH!!! THAT'S PROBABLY MORE VACATION THAN YOU GUYS GET AND WE'RE A LITTLE BUMMED OUT THAT WE DON'T GET THREE WEEKS!!!!!" Then Hawkins calms down a bit: "Go play intramurals brother. Go play intramurals."

This season we go 3-9 Brother!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 9:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The big scare will be Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship, great players and great coaches, could be #1 vs #2 after both teams roll in undefeated....

Just like the old days...

Posted by buffsoulja on April 20, 2007 at 9:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

tommy wake up!!!!! tommy wake up!!!!! your gonna be late for work!!!! dont ya just hate early morning dreaming. CU v AM in the title game son. you ladies had your chance and you blew it, shocking really. now let the true big 12 north champs git r dun. remember we the last big 12 north team with the hardware so stop pretending and get ready to hire a new coach, cally the clown and a crybaby qb, what a joke!!!!! you got one thing right the old days, where's IM HIPP, JARVIS REDWINE AND JOHNNIE RODGERS when you need them. now you gotta bunch of overhyped 9 star punks that will quit and transfer after getting destroyed in boulder. "I'VE HAD IT UP TO HERE!!!!!" doh

Posted by buffsoulja on April 20, 2007 at 9:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

where was the "outrage" and "disgust" when OUR kids were FALSELY ACCUSED and MISTREATED. how come that ditz, an insult to ditzes, D.A. in boulder still has a job??? why did we let that crook and scumbag owens, who grew up as childhood friends with that other "lowlife" tom osbourne, off the hook for the lies and attempts to "stranglehold" our program. i know why maybe because in america white kids get "vindicated" and black kids get "forgotten". "those boys shudda left them white girls alone anyway"--right??? it's okay because OUR ANGER IS A "GIFT". yes i know my enemies, there the teachers who taught me to fight me.....COMPROMISE, CONFORMITY, ASSIMILATION, SUBMISSION, IGNORANCE, HYPOCRISY, BRUTALITY, THE EILTE....all of which are american dreams. the classroom is the last room to get the TRUTH. know your enemy, not just the ones in red and white.

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 9:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Isn't the DA of Boulder an elected official and didn't you vote for her??

Posted by buffsoulja on April 20, 2007 at 10:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

not sure but i think the same process allowed your boy bush to cause the "damage" he has done, NEVER ELECT A SON OF A BUSH!!!!! brothers and sisters our conference has been hijacked, brothers and sisters our football freedoms in this country is over so long as it's controlled by nu cornhuskers, brothers and sisters we will not allow these streets to be taken over by the longhorns or the sooners. this next song is called BUFFS ON PARADE!!!! RTD episode II coming fall 2007. BELIEVE!!!!!

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 10:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I checked. The district Attorney of Boulder County was elected by an "OVERWHELMING" Majority.

That is why she still has her job.....

Jeb Bush in 2008!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 11:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Extrapoint,, did you have a question for me or are you just going to rant without substance? Kind a boring...

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 11:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

He thinks everyone on here is me...

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 11:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If we want to pay some teams back, we are going to have to show up with more than Freshman and SO's. Even so I'll be buying my tickets to every game. I hope you all do as well. Or you can just spend your saturdays talking chump on here. You seem good at it! or you think..

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 12:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Extapoint: I looked up the NU schedule. They aren't playing Maine. Just mostly Bowl teams.
Sat. Sept. 1
Nevada
Lincoln
TBA
TBA

Sat. Sept. 8
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
TBA
TBA

Sat. Sept. 15
Southern California
Lincoln
TBA
TBA

Sat. Sept. 22
Ball State
Lincoln
TBA
TBA

Sat. Sept. 29
Iowa State
Lincoln
TBA
TBA

Sat. Oct. 6
at Missouri
Columbia, Mo.
TBA
TBA

Sat. Oct. 13
Oklahoma State
Lincoln
TBA
TBA

Sat. Oct. 20
Texas A&M
Lincoln
TBA
TBA

Sat. Oct. 27
at Texas
Austin, Texas
TBA
TBA

Sat. Nov. 3
at Kansas
Lawrence, Kan.
TBA
TBA

Sat. Nov. 10
Kansas State
Lincoln
TBA
TBA

Nov. 23/24
at Colorado
Boulder, Colo.
TBA
TBA

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 1:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That game vs Miami(Ohio) should be a barn burner, two 2-10 teams lock horns and going toe to toe....

wooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Posted by extrapoint on April 20, 2007 at 1:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ahhh....shouldnt the Dr Tom personality be bringing me the NU shcedule? Looks like you slipped up again, schizo.
you may return talking to yourself again

Posted by extrapoint on April 20, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ball state will probably be the one to unmask Callahan this year.

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 1:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hard as it is for your paranoid self to believe, the kindergentlebuff is a CU fan...

Just not a Hawkins cult member...

I loved how Callahan punched in an exclamation point TD with 20 seconds left in the game last Thanksgiving....

A whoppee cushion left on the bus seat for Hawk to sit on would have made it perfect!!!

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 1:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If the Ball State game does, we know the hurt and embarrassment,, vis Montana State.

Posted by extrapoint on April 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. (Suggest removal)

OUCH!
I just fell out of my chair laughing.
I'm waiting any minute now for rod serling to appear and whisk you (guys) back to the twilight zone

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 2:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Actually I like Hawkins. I think he's a great guy and he's very likeable. He demands performance from his team without excuses. I respect that. Like I said before. The fans need to support him and the team. Sell games out, and have patience. If we don't. He will take his show on the road and we will be stuck with something like Rick N. again.

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 2:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can anyone figure out what the heck Extrapoint is ever talking about?

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 2:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When Coach Meyer left Utah for Florida, Utah fell apart and Florida won a national championship.

When Hawkins left BSU with several assistants, BSU goes undefeated and CU goes 2-10.

Interesting opposite scenarios, don't you think??

Are you guys sure you didn't end up with a snake oil salesman while the genius behind BSU's success is still in Idaho???

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 2:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not sure, Extrapoint is like that teacher in the Movie "Breakfast Club".. Thinks he has everything figured out while the kids mock and make fun of him...

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 2:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

lol,, Good one Dr.

Posted by KindergentlerBuff on April 20, 2007 at 2:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In Hawkins defence, he built a solid foundation at Boise. He will need time to bring in AND develop his own team here. A good indication is how CU moved up to #31 this year on Rivals.com. I believe only Texas, NU, OU and OSU had better recruiting. But this is up from the previous few years. A great direction!

Posted by DrTom on April 20, 2007 at 2:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Actually, Hawkins inherited a BSU team that had won the WAC the two previous seasons with 10-2 records both seasons..

So I'm not sure you could say he built BSU or did he get handed the keys to a cadillac with a genius (peterson) behind the scenes making him look good?

Posted by tmfr15 on April 20, 2007 at 11:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Buff fans are trying to knock down Dr. Tom. Allow me to take a crack. You sure do talk a lot of lame smack here guy. I mean, here we are talking about beating CU. Sorry if I don't care. I am too busy lamenting the OSU blasting we took. Nebraska football needs to get back to where it used to be in the Dr. Tom days, and it ain't there yet by a long shot. As a matter of fact, Mr. Tommie Frazier was on the record on Omaha radio just recently saying the Callahan guys simply don't impress him. See also, Callahan needed three years to reach the program standard of nine wins. Translation to all this. Nebraska is heading in the right direction, albeit amid a lot of uncertainty, including reliance on a transfer QB who threw a lot of picks at ASU. We need a prep QB to groom and keep for four years. Zac Lee might be nice, but he's not the answer long term. Nebraska fans like me will be on board for all of this transition Dr. Tom, but people like you getting on this blog and talking trash makes NU look bad. Your name sake would not approve of your comments. We are moving forward. Let CU move forward. Maybe someday the North will be relevent again and the win over CU will mean more. Like I said....maybe someday, but there's no indication that will be this year.

Posted by DrTom on April 22, 2007 at 8:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That's you opinion and you are entitled to it..

I say Callahan is going to give Hawkins another Whoppin' like his daddy never did this season...

Wooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by extrapoint on April 23, 2007 at 7:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Took a while to get off the floor to answer that one, didnt it? If our classy Husker fan spent a little more time around here he would realize you are a phony husker fan and nothing more than a jilted Barnett lover.

Posted by extrapoint on April 23, 2007 at 7:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

oh yeah
and many thanks for entitling him his opinion

Posted by DrTom on April 23, 2007 at 7:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Cranky this morning aren't you?

Momma not micro-wave your oatmeal?

Posted by Realist on April 26, 2007 at 5:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To Kindergentler: Yes I saw a lot of red flags and this will not be a stellar year in Boulder and finally, Coach Hawkins will not be at CU five years from now if he can find another job at another school!!!!! LOL

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