Unfortunately for Colorado fans, his team's defensive play reminds me of the French Army...lots of running backwards.
While his offensive attack last year vs. a quality UGA defense looked less like a Steve Spurrier creation and more like something Benedict Arnold would create (ie lots of helping the wrong team). But I digress.
A big story on ESPN.com last week (sorry..this has been in my draft folder for a while) involves Hawkins' son Cody's commitment to play QB for the Buffs. The story states:
Cody Hawkins attended most spring football practices after surprising his father on national signing day in February by committing to play at CU.Am I the only person who thinks Hawkins just made a huge blunder?
"If Cody were 6-foot-2, he would be one of the top quarterbacks in the nation," Dan Hawkins said on signing day. "He is unbelievably accurate and he has never lost a football game since he's been in sixth grade."
Rule #1 in the Coaching Handbook says:
"Never hype a true freshman QB. You don't have to because the fans will do it."
Rule #2 in the Coaching Handbook says:
"Never get caught sleeping with a male cheerleader." But that's not really relevant to this story.
Rule #3 in the Coaching Handbook says:
"Never hype your own kid."
Hawkins just broke two of the big three. This kid is either:
- A. Going to never win the starting job so it won't matter.
B. Going to win the job and have everyone wonder if it's only because he's "Daddy's Boy".
C. Going to win the job and scare away 2-3 years worth of quarterback recruits.
If Hawkins were smart, he'd fly Cody under the radar. Besides, when was the last time a 5'11" and 176 lb QB did much at the BCS level? Joe Hamilton? Doug Flutie? Those guys are few and far between.
Cody's role model visits Six Flags.