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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 08:57 PM
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CU's Hawkins regrets having Cody, his son, be his QB
BOULDER If he had to do it over again, he wouldn't have had his son as his quarterback, Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins said Monday.

"I wouldn't do it, and I'll tell you what, it's just because it's not fair to him," Dan Hawkins said at his weekly news conference. "It happens like this everywhere around the country. When you win, everything's good. When you lose, everything's wrong."

A fourth-year junior, Cody Hawkins ranks first on the school career chart in touchdown passes (46) and is fourth in total offense (5,745).

But, with the team losing, Dan Hawkins benched his son during the Texas game this year after a critical turnover in the second half. The elder Hawkins also benched his son a year ago.

Tyler Hansen is now starting at quarterback for CU.

Playing your son at quarterback, when the team is losing, "becomes even a bigger lightning rod," Hawkins said.

Cody Hawkins declined to comment.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_13851609

WHAT A MAROON! And no, I'm not a Buff fan. That school is a joke.
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 07:42 AM
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1. Its unfair to the son and the father should have never let him play under him. Its just too close
for objectivity.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 11:03 AM
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2. I think having your own kid on the team is stupid in general, but it would be tough
to send him/her off to another school if the family has been associated with a place for a long time - childhood dreams and all that.

Despite the nepotism thing, however, it looks like the younger Hawkins performed pretty well...
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 11:44 AM
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3. Both Hawkinses came from Boise State.
Cody should have stayed there.

But the real question is why did the AD at CU allow it to happen? Cody is to short to see over his linemen.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 02:00 PM
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4. They transferred together? I didn't realize that
No excuse in that case, the coach shouldn't have wanted it, the AD should have stopped it, and the kid (even though the least guilty) should have cut the apron strings himself...
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