some fun banter from the land of swirling winds......
I'd bet that if Kiel said he'd wear the crimson and cream, he'd have an immediate offer, a place to stay, and a job waiting at the local car dealership -- no questions asked.
We should have listened to Colorado fans.
But he was never considered an elite QB by anyone who saw him.
Cody was and is 5'10" on a good day. That ends the discussion for these things.
He also had limited mobility, limited measurables of any type, a slow (and low) release, and an average arm at best.
There is no chance that he was in the Elite11 because anyone thought he was a top QB. I didn't think so at the time. Possibly it was politics, but I think it was more likely they needed a late addition and he was available on short notice.
I commented on here years ago when I argued that we should start Hansen and live with the ups and downs. That was that Cody had grown up in a college program. He wasn't likely to improve over his freshman year because he had been working in the "program" for quite some time. He had 5 Redshirt years, in effect. He reached his potential pretty early at CU.
Cody made up for many of his physical shortcomings with guts, hard work, and football IQ. He was a tough kid. But there is no chance that the people who rate QBs ever saw Cody as an elite recruit. I can't buy that.
As it turns out he never got any bigger, faster, or appreciably stronger. I would also argue that under his dad's coaching he never got appreciably better at the mental ends of the game either. I agreed at the time and still do that Hansen should have gotten the chance to ride out his ups and downs.
Cody was not an "elite" QB recruit but he was definately on the next level and schools wanted him. As it turns out he was one of those kids that plateau as HS players and didn't turn into a top level college QB. At a different place, under a different coach Cody would have made a very good guy to have as a back-up QB but he never turned into the guy you needed to win at the BCS level as a starter, in the process he stood in the way of Hansen getting the chance to develop fully as well. This wasn't Cody's fault and I don't blame him but we see another of the errors of the Hawk era. One of many. . .
The Shane Dillon thread is now the Cody Hawkins thread....
It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Cody Hawkins had gone to Boise, instead of Colorado. Kellen Moore has basically the same measurables as Cody Hawkins. Moore might be an inch taller.
“I’m so solid with CU,” he said. “First off, me and coach (Rip) Scherer are so close. He talks to me a lot and I call him a lot. He will even call me when he is on vacation. I talk to coach Embree and coach Bieniemy, too. I love those guys. I’ve been recruiting some of the guys out here to come to CU.I love it so much. It’s awesome.”
Exactly what I want to hear from our future QB. Read more here
THanks for the link s2s. Thanks for the article Montana!
"Right now Alec Burks is using and abusing this Texas defense"