Former Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins is joining the Ohio State coaching staff as a graduate assistant. Hawkins told Jay Tust, the Sports Director at the NBC affiliate in Boise, that he will work with the wide receivers and quarterbacks.
Cody Hawkins said he will be an offensive graduate assistant, working mostly with WRs and QBs at #OhioState.— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) January 16, 2014
Cody Hawkins on Urban Meyer: "He's very passionate about what he does … he's a great guy. He's very straight to the point."— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) January 16, 2014
"The guy is one of the most - if not the most - athletic guys in college football." - Cody Hawkins on #OhioState QB Braxton Miller— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) January 16, 2014
Hawkins, the son of former Boise State and Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins, started parts of three seasons for the Buffaloes. He led Colorado to the 2007 Independence Bowl, where it defeated Alabama. Hawkins, who was most recently the quarterback for the Stockholm Mean Machines of the Sweden Super Series, said he was surfing the Internet and discovered that Urban Meyer needed a GA.
"Fortunately, I had his contact info," he said.
Hawkins quarterbacked the gold medal-winning US national team at the 2011 IFAF World Cup.
This fills one of two offensive GA openings Ohio State has after Parker Fleming and Drew Mehringer left to join Everett Withers at James Madison.