November 3, 2006

Ask the expert: Colorado

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Colorado has struggled in Dan Hawkins' first season as head coach in Boulder, and few know more about what's taking place at CU than Publisher Adam Munsterteiger. In this week's edition of Ask the Expert Munsterteiger gives us an inside look at the Buffaloes and a prediction for this weekend's K-State/CU matchup in Boulder.

1.) Colorado has been competitive every week and continues to play hard, but is there any chance the Buffaloes reached a breaking point last week in Lawrence?
"Very good question. The team morale remained pretty good throughout the first eight weeks of the season, even when the Buffs were 0-6. But this past Sunday, a senior starter on the defensive line spoke out in the media. This was the first time you had seen any display of frustration by a player via the media. It will be very difficult for Hawkins to keep this team focused and motivated. He has done about as good a job as possible with that up to this point. But losing certainly takes it toll. This group of players is used to winning. They had won the Big 12 North title four out of the last five years, so they are not used to being 0-6, 1-7 or 1-8."

2.) Dan Hawkins has proven he can win as a head coach and seems to be doing a good job recruiting to CU, but how patient are Buff fans willing to be with how his first season has gone?

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