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In Honor of Dan Hawkins

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Oh no! Dan Hawkins, University of Colorado football coach, was fired today.

I’m not upset because I love Dan Hawkins or care about CU football. I’m upset because Dan Hawkins had one of the best coach meltdowns of all time. The meltdown was so awesome t-shirts quoting it have been sported by Buffs fans for years. It’s a timeless meltdown that addresses the delicate balance between players and coaches, overworking young players and developing their athletic skills, and parental over-involvement and the discretion of the coach who has been entrusted to do what’s best for the team. It took someone as brave and as dedicated as Dan Hawkins to finally come out and say, “It’s Division 1 football!” and “It ain’t intramurals!”

You can hear the meltdown here or read my ultra-profesh transcript of the best part here.

Rock on, Dan Hawkins. Coach-meltdown connoisseurs the world over will miss your crazy ass. Go play intramurals, brother.

Written by Tracy

November 9th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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