Tag:Colorado Buffaloes
Posted on: April 28, 2010 2:56 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2010 3:10 pm

Hey Colorado, Hey Oregon, why not Mike Dunlap??

Mike Dunlap keeps getting overlooked for every significant coaching job. I don't understand it. He's an amazing coach, he led division 2 Metro State (Denver) to back2back national titles. And although it's a division 2 school he did do it with his recruiting, often landing international players that were diamonds in the rough. Then he becomes an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets, did well there, goes to Arizona, gets told the head job was his then has it taken away. So then what? He goes to Oregon, and is never seriously considered for the job. It's ridiculous in my mind, the guy is a great coach.

I only hope one day he'll get his recognition and be hired on to a good program as it's HEAD coach. I wanted Colorado to go after him, but that didn't happen either. He interviewed for that job back when Jeff Bzdelik took it but obviously lost to Bzdelik who does what? Bolts the program 3 years later for Wake Forest because his buddy is the AD. Then Colorado hires Tad Boyle rather then retaining Steve McClain who was highly courted by both current and former players. What is a head coach's job? To teach players life and basketball at the college level. To do that you have to be someone the players trust and want to learn from. So why didn't Mike Bohn listen to his current and former players? (One of those happens to be Chauncey Billups)

I'll never get the crazy merry-go-round in college coaching ranks, guess I'll have to live with it.
Posted on: April 1, 2010 9:58 am

Colorado should pursue Belotti

As you all have heard by now, Mike Belotti has stepped down from his position as Athletic Director for Oregon. The initial story said that he resigned to become a college football analyst for ESPN, however there are new reports saying the President of Oregon may have wanted him out which might more explain his $2.3 million paycheck he just received. He is going to ESPN, that part is true for sure.

That brings me to my suggestion, if Colorado has another bad year which looks pretty likely, then we all know CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn would have his termination papers for Dan Hawkins already filled out. Why not go after Belotti in that case? There's plenty of reasons he would be a good choice.
-He knows how to recruit on the West Coast, CU gets most of it's top recruits from California.
-He knows how to build a winner and maintain that level year in and year out, something Colorado has lacked since the McCartney days.
-The Buffs are one of the top targets for PAC 10 expansion if that ends up happening so he'd be back in the same conference he knows so well.
    I could go on forever. The point is Colorado needs a change. Players don't want to go there when the head coach is on the hot seat year in and year out, they want to play for a coach they know will be there. Why do you think Urban Meyer is so successful? Why was Pete Carroll so good for so many years?? Because players want to play for an established coach who knows the X'S and O'S.

Mike Bohn, if you're listening, go after Belotti and CU will return to it's glory days of the late 80's and early 90's. If you stick with Hawkins, the Buffs may improve but will never challenge the elite programs in this country. Belotti or Bust!!!!

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