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Source: Colorado interested in Bellotti, Richt

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09:18 AM ET 11.13 | Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti and current Georgia coach Mark Richt have emerged as candidates to replace Dan Hawkins as Colorado's football coach. Bellotti said Friday he would like to get back into coaching and has had preliminary talks with Colorado about its opening. A source close to Colorado's search also said the school is interested in talking with Richt, one of the top coaches in the Southeastern Conference over the past decade.

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November 13, 2010  09:48 AM ET

Richt is not going anywhere.

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November 13, 2010  09:52 AM ET

Will they coach for a promise of future pay?

November 13, 2010  11:04 AM ET

Mike Bellotti may also be waiting to see what happens at ASU.

November 13, 2010  11:10 AM ET

Didn't Colorado beat Georgia this year?

November 13, 2010  11:18 AM ET

I'm surprised they don't make a serious run at someone almost in their own backyard, and has proven himself a capable coach and recruiter... Chris Petersen... seems logical to me...

November 13, 2010  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm surprised they don't make a serious run at someone almost in their own backyard, and has proven himself a capable coach and recruiter... Chris Petersen... seems logical to me...

Bringing in the last BSU coach didn't work out too well.

November 13, 2010  11:32 AM ET

good point... in your opinion, you think Hawkins is better than Petersen?

November 13, 2010  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

good point... in your opinion, you think Hawkins is better than Petersen?

Nope, IMO Petersen is better...but my opinion and $3 at happy hour will get you a beer.

November 13, 2010  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

good point... in your opinion, you think Hawkins is better than Petersen?

Peterson is NOT leaving Boise St.

November 13, 2010  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Nope, IMO Petersen is better...but my opinion and $3 at happy hour will get you a beer.

thanks... I have my reservations about Bellotti... did good things at Oregon... but, and I could be wrong about this, I think it was under his watch they recruited Blount and Masoli, Kelly just inherited those guys...

November 13, 2010  11:51 AM ET

Richt is staying at UGA. The only way he would leave is if he is fired but I don't see that happing until next season at the earliest.

November 13, 2010  11:51 AM ET
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Peterson is NOT leaving Boise St.

sorry to offend... you know something? I love watching his teams compete... I just can't imagine his team won't run the table again... thus making many universities opening their coffers to him... They just waxed Idaho last night, and they pulled Moore out with a good 20 minutes to go... his teams are well-coached at every position...

November 13, 2010  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

thanks... I have my reservations about Bellotti... did good things at Oregon... but, and I could be wrong about this, I think it was under his watch they recruited Blount and Masoli, Kelly just inherited those guys...

It seems it is always a difficult decision when considering what to do about a very talented kid with questionable character. They could be put in a better environment and straighten up with some structure and guidance which is the honorable thing to do. Then again, they could continue their current path and the coaching staff spends hours at the city jail. Or something in between those extremes. The coaches do get paid well to make those tough decisions though.

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November 13, 2010  12:02 PM ET

ala Chip Kelly, saying "sayonara" to Masoli... didn't hurt that program one bit...

November 13, 2010  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

A good point, but Bellotti might actually be an improvement over Hawkin's mismanagement. Colorado's reputation probably wouldn't suffer any worse than with some of their past recruits.The Buffs would also have the benefit of a coach who already knows the PAC-10 (12).

he could be the second coming like McCartney was...

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November 13, 2010  01:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Actually, you may have hit the nail on the head. Despite his age, Bill McCartney might just be the medicine that the University of Colorado's footall program needs. He has said he would come back to coach the Buffs if asked.

No no no no no no no no no no.

New blood is needed at CU.

 
November 13, 2010  01:35 PM ET

And, who cares about Colorado?

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