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Blogging With Hawk
Release: September 28, 2007
By: CUBuffs.com
Photo Courtesy: Associated Press
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Blogging and all that stuff:

 

Where do I start?  There are so many topics and subjects to expound on!  The first logical question would be why would someone blog, or more specifically why would a coach blog?

 

When many of us were growing up we received our information from four TV stations, a few AM radio stations, and a local paper or two.  I believe the style and content of journalism was different as well. 

 

Here we are in 2007 with infinite TV, radio stations, newspapers, and the internet.  Information is everywhere, on every subject, which is by in large a good thing.  Many more people weigh in on every available topic under the sun.

 

Athletics, and the topics related to it draw interest and passion from a wide ranging audience.  Fans can get their information from a wide range of sources, and they can voice their opinions as well.

 

So in an era where there are so many sources reporting information about a certain subject, maybe the subject should give out their own information. 

 

Thus rather than have others report about me and our program, I think it is healthy to get information straight from the source.  In the past one relied on the general media to get the message out.  Now because of the power and availability of the internet any organization has an opportunity to participate in the message being sent to the public at large.

 

So there you go!  Having a variety of informational sources is the best way to form opinions; certainly information straight from the source should be included in the overall message.

 

From time to time I would like to give some information that you may find useful, entertaining, or help you form opinions about me or Colorado Football.  I have to warn you that some of it may be a little eclectic, and not the usual sports banter. You can always get the usual information from other sources.

 

The season so far:

 

Clearly we would rather be 4-0.  Great heart and resolve coming back vs. CSU and winning in overtime. 

 

Too many dropped passes and turnovers at ASU.  We were surprised to be up 14-0 against a quality opponent and unable to force the issue and seal the deal when we had opportunities.  We learned that we cannot change what happened in the previous play and that when wanting to make a difference we must focus on doing our own job. 

 

Florida State, a great team with great athletes, a great coach, and great tradition.  It was awesome to be in the locker room and feel the genuine disappointment.  If we convert a couple field goals, don’t throw the pick, and have a couple assignment issues on defense, we have a genuine chance to win the game.  However, it is not about being close.  You don’t want to be close to graduating, close to a good marriage, or close to winning.  We have had some great teams in the past, too many times programs would say “we were close to beating you”, I would smile and say, “That is right, you were CLOSE :).”

 

Miami-Ohio, for the first time since I have been here we did what we were capable and supposed to do.  We continue to see the improvement of the defense while our offense got their horns out in the running game.  We did miss some opportunities on offense as we fumbled on the first drive in the second half, and Cody forced a ball for an interception on the second.  We had a couple costly penalties on punt return that hurt us as well.  But our guys are certainly progressing mentally and physically, which is big.

 

The Crowds:

You guys have been awesome!  Big time atmosphere and feeling in the stadium! We need you there early and stay until it is over.  The energy the crowd provides a team is powerful and we appreciate it.  Joining the Buffalo Round Up tunnel by Libby Hall two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff also provides a big boost.  Keep filling up Folsom Field, the most beautiful stadium in the country!

 

Movies?

The Cowboys?  C’mon it’s John Wayne!  Definitely my favorite.  You watch it and you will know why!

 

Music?

Love it.  Let me turn you on to Great Big Sea.  Sort of a folk/pop/rock band from Newfoundland.  Check ‘em out you like it   (as you’ll find out I like stuff off the beaten path).

 

Hey gotta get back to work.  Hope you like the experiment and get something out of it!

 

PEACE,

 

Hawk

 

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