February 16, 2007

Hawkins reflects on Signing Day sound bite

Colorado coach Dan Hawkins was a guest on Rivals Radio on Friday.
Listen to full interview

Colorado coach Dan Hawkins laughed off the nationwide attention a Signing Day sound bite has brought him.

"I sort of chuckle a little bit at the exposure," Hawkins told RivalsRadio on Friday. "If you had the video portion of it, you would have seen that I sort of had a smile on my face.

"If I were the kind of guy that was going to lose it, we just went 2-10. I probably think I would have lost it somewhere in that 2-10 season."

When he met with beat reporters after National Signing Day, Hawkins relayed an anonymous letter from a parent who was "bummed out" the players received only two weeks of vacation rather than three before the summer conditioning program.

Hawkins, then raised his voice to emphasize his point: "It's Division I football! It's the Big 12! It ain't intramurals. You got two weeks after finals. You get a week at July 4. You get a week before camp starts. That's a month. That's probably more vacation than you guys [reporters] get. And we're a little bummed out that we don't get three weeks? Go play intramurals, brother. Go play intramurals."

Listen to Hawkins' original audio, provided by The Daily Camera of Boulder, Colo.

Listen to Hawkins' take on the situation with RivalsRadio from Friday.



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