CU Coach Hawkins: son Cody Hawkins will still play |

CU Coach Hawkins: son Cody Hawkins will still play

Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins looks toward his receivers before releasing a pass during the first quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

BOULDER, Colorado – University of Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is hinting his son, quarterback Cody Hawkins, might still get some playing time after being benched in favor of sophomore Tyler Hansen.

Hansen burned his redshirt at midseason for the second straight year when he replaced a mistake-prone Cody Hawkins during the Buffaloes’ 38-14 loss to Texas on Saturday. Afterward, offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau insisted Hansen was the permanent starter.

Last year, Hansen and Hawkins split quarterback duties after Hansen gave up his redshirt year. And Dan Hawkins indicated Tuesday that might be the case again.

He suggested his son was “still going to have a role and I think there’s a very good chance that you’ll see both of them.”

The Buffaloes host No. 17 Kansas Saturday night.

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