Dan Hawkins didn’t have any earth-shattering news to share or bulletin board material to provide during Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference with the media.
All of the conference’s head coaches and reporters are clearly ready for the season to begin so a new set of questions can be asked and answered.
Is the Colorado vs. Colorado State game critical for Hawkins and the Buffs after last year’s bitter loss?
Of course it is.
“Anytime you lose a rivalry game, or any game, it’s not fun,” Hawkins said. “They’re all crucial. The opener always holds something. We have a rivalry on the line and that holds something … every coach in America looks at the opener as a crucial game to their season.”
Five days and one hour until kickoff.