Post Season – Recruiting Class of 2009

  Recruiting Update – January 24th There are 17 known verbal commits for the CU recruiting class of 2009. Assuming we keep the commits we have so far, the class breaks down as follows: offense (8): one quarterback (Clark Evans), three receivers (Jarrod Darden, Diante Jackson, Andre Simmons), one tight end (DaVaughn Thornton), and three offensive linemen (Jack Harris, Gus Handler, David Bakhtiari), defense (8): four defensive linemen (Nick Kasa, Edward Nuckols, Nate Bonsu, J. Forrest West), two linebackers (Derrick Webb, Liloa Nobriga), two defensive backs (Ayodeji Olatoye, Parker Orms), …


  Coach Hawkins calls for a ten win season In a Rocky Mountain News article on December 16th, Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins was quoted as forecasting for 2009, “10 wins and no excuses”. My first reaction was one of shock. For a team coming off of three consecutive losing seasons, including a 5-7 effort in 2008, forecasting twice as many wins next season seemed like a stretch. For a coach with a disappointing (to put it mildly) 13-24 overall record at CU, predicting ten wins in 2009 seemed to …

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