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Hawkins wants to stay at CU to see program thrive

Chris Dempsey
The Denver Post

BOULDER – Colorado coach Dan Hawkins’ fate will be determined after Friday’s game against Nebraska, the season finale for his 3-8 Buffaloes.

If it’s up to the embattled coach, he’d continue to be here to see the fruits that four years of struggles can bear.

“Well totally. Yeah,” Hawkins said during his new conference this morning. “This thing is a labor of love, man. I think you come to make a difference, you come to change things, you come to improve and you never know how long the journey is going to be.

“Sometimes you want the Good Lord to make it shorter than it is, but whatever reason it’s not. But you hang in there long enough it’ll happen. You’ve just got to do things right.”

Though the team is only 16-32 during his tenure, Hawkins stressed that the program has done things right ever since he took over as coach in 2005.

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