Dan Hawkins finished his career at Colorado with a record of 19-38. Dismissed as the head coach last night, Hawkins released a statement today.
Hawkins said, "I’ve met some tremendously special people and had some fantastic experiences during my time here at Colorado. Unfortunately, I was not able to bring the wins that so many Buff faithful wish for and deserve. My biggest pain comes from not being able to see the joy and happiness on our players faces on more occasions following a victory. CU has a great group of young men running out behind Ralphie every Saturday, those guys have worked very hard in the classroom, off the field, and on the field and have earned the right to win. I want the Buffs to experience that special feeling."
“I’d like to thank all the great people who surround and support the program, and especially those people on our staff who touch the players on a day-to-day basis; they are special. Please come out and support the University of Colorado football program and the players in the last two home games, as well as on the road in Lincoln, they need and deserve your encouragement. In the future I wish nothing but the best for CU as it moves in to the Pac-12, I hope everyone concerned with the program will pitch in and support the program on the path to another national championship.”
Colorado hosts Iowa State and Kansas State, before traveling to Nebraska to finish the season.
The highlight of Hawkins' career at Colorado was a 27-24 win over #3 ranked Oklahoma in 2007. Later that year, the Buffaloes defeated Nebraska 65-61.
Of course, it's hard to forget, "GO PLAY INTRAMURALS, BROTHA."