August 15, 2007

Hawkins takes lead in quarterback battle

BOULDER, Colo. - Junior Nick Nelson has made strides since spring ball. But Cody Hawkins has emerged as the leader in the quarterback battle, confirmed head coach Dan Hawkins after Wednesday morning's practice.

"Right now Cody has a slight lead and he has kind of been working with the ones," Coach Hawkins explained. "That doesn't mean that Nick is out of it because Nick has been working with the ones, too. But right now Cody is a little bit in the lead.

"I don't think we are going to officially make any sort of announcement until after the scrimmage. But right now Cody is a little bit in front.

"We probably will [make an announcement after Saturday's scrimmage] just for the ease of everybody, you and me."

Player statistics were not released from last Sunday's scrimmage, but Cody Hawkins threw two touchdowns with no interceptions while Nelson threw one touchdown and one interception.

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