I have received two emails in the past couple days from writers in Texas who say they are hearing former CU coach Dan Hawkins is in the mix for the head coaching job at Texas State.
That program is in the midst of a transition from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012. Funny thing is it would play in the Western Athletic Conference in 2012, if that conference still exists by then.
As you know, Hawkins spent almost a decade in the WAC as an assistant coach and head coach at Boise State before coming to Colorado in 2006.
I don’t know if the rumors are true, but it seems like a good place for Hawkins to try to get his mojo back. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he became a successful head coach again at some point, especially in a talent-rich state like Texas at a school at that level.
If Hawkins does end up there, it would be interesting to see how many of his former assistants follow him and if his son, Cody, ends up being his quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator at some point.