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Dawkins' seat getting warmer?

In his third year on the job, Johnny Dawkins has not yet been able to resuscitate Stanford Men's Basketball to the successes of Monty or Johnson's final seasons. Stanford knew they were hiring a first time head coach when they brought Dawkins from Duke, but is the gamble paying off?

Stanford has not had a winning final record since the 2007-2008 season.
Stanford has regressed (significantly) both on offense and from the charity stripe.
Inconsistency in play from both seniors and freshmen alike.
Failure to win in SoCal since 2005.
Despite significant down years in the Pac-10 for the past two years, Stanford has not had a winning conference record and, in fact has ended the season eighth or lower in both of Dawkins' full seasons.
The women have been outnumbering the men in attendance by 1,000 to 2,000 a game.
Student support has regressed so much that the athletic department has reached out to local alumni to help fill the 6th Man Club.
Season ticket sales have dropped from a waiting-list only to whole sections empty in a matter of three years.

Clearly it's unfair to judge a new coach and his program against seasoned vets such as the women as well as past successes by the men, but there are grumbles being heard in Maples, not to mention empty seats. What does Dawkins have to do this season to ensure his job isn't in jeopardy? Next year?

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