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    Thursday, September 13, 2007

    Colorado Head Coach Dan Hawkins

    Dan Hawkins who will be 47 in November is the head football coach at the University of Colorado. He has also had been an assistant and the head coach at Boise State University and the head coach at Willamette University.

    Hawkins was promoted to head coach at Boise State to succeed outgoing coach Dirk Koetter on December 2, 2000, after serving as an assistant coach for the Broncos since 1997. In 2004, Hawkins was honored with his second Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coach of the Year title in three years. Through the end of the 2005 season, he had compiled a 53-11 record with Boise State, including a 37-3 mark in WAC competition with four straight WAC titles. Only Walter Camp, George Woodruff and Bob Pruett had more total wins in their first five years of head coaching. He holds a 31-game WAC winning streak, the longest in conference history.

    Hawkins was hired by Colorado in December 2005 to a five year contract in an effort to resurrect a program that had been rocked by numerous scandals under former coach Gary Barnett. Hawkins first year at Colorado in 2006 was unremarkable. He ended the season with a record of 2-10.

    Hawkins gained national attention in February of 2007 during the National Signing Day press conference after he passionately expressed his disappointment in the attitude of a player's parent who had complained about the reduction in the players' time off before the summer condition program started.

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