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Coach Hawk's son spars with media, lands glancing blow

With the dismissals of Tim Brewster and Todd Dodge within the last seven days, there’s little doubt that the name Dan Hawkins — along with New Mexico’s Mike Locksley — sits at or near the top of most coaching hot seat lists.

It’s been that way for the better part of two seasons, and apparently all of the canning talk is beginning to wear on someone very close to the Colorado coach.

Cody Hawkins is the son of the coach.  He also happens to be the backup quarterback for the Buffaloes, although he was thrust into action Saturday when starter Tyler Hansen was knocked out because of an injury.

After the game, a 27-24 home loss to Texas Tech, the younger Hawkins chastised the media for the criticism his dad has received, although Cody might want to brush up on his smack talk a little bit before throwing down publicly as the only thing missing from his mini-diatribe was “I know you are but what am I?”

“I’m a college student, so I don’t have enough money to buy a newspaper,” Cody Hawkins said. “Which is probably a good thing. …

“There are a lot of people out there talking and a lot of people who say different stuff. But the same bad things you say about our football team, I’m saying the same bad things about you guys (the media). So I guess it works both ways. … 

“You obviously don’t like it when someone near and dear to you gets criticized. But the bottom line is it’s college football and you’ve got to win football games.”

And there, at the end, young Hawkins finally gets it.  His father is paid millions and millions and millions of dollars to, bottom line, win football games.

After 56 games in four-plus seasons, the elder Hawkins is sporting a 19-37 overall mark, not to mention a 10-25 record in Big 12 play.

That’s simply not good enough.  In some roundabout way, even Cody Hawkins even have to agree with that.

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3 Responses to “Coach Hawk's son spars with media, lands glancing blow”
  1. buckeye044 says: Oct 24, 2010 10:30 AM

    Totally agree with him. You media hacks think you know, but you don’t know.

  2. edgy1957 says: Oct 24, 2010 11:59 AM

    I think that all the negativity has hurt him. His first two recruiting classes were 25th and 27th but with all the talk about his status, his last three have been 57th, 70th and 71st (Besides the mess that he left him, Barnett’s last 3 classes were 49th, 44th and 50th and that’s after he had 2 very good classes in 2002 and 2003). He inherited a mess and the only thing that I can fault him for is not taking away the keys from his son sooner and frankly, he’s had his problems with QBs, either keeping them on the field or on campus. The administration knew that it wasn’t going to be a quick turnaround but fans and the Denver media have been restless since he didn’t deliver a 12-0 debut season.

  3. HeelsNeverPanic says: Oct 24, 2010 1:38 PM

    “Millions, Millions, and Millions”
    Eh, not so much. Is he paid well? Absolutely. Does he make millions, and millions, and millions? Absolutely not.

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