Dad was only trying to boost Cody Hawkins' confidence

July, 22, 2008
7/22/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Colorado coach Dan Hawkins gave his son, Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins, a back-handed compliment to show the depth at quarterback among Big 12 teams this season.

"Cody might be the 12th best quarterback in this conference, but the 15th best quarterback nationally," Hawkins said. "That shows how many good players we have at quarterback in this league."

The Big 12 featured five quarterbacks who made the Davey O'Brien watch list for quarterbacks -- more than any other conference.

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