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UC Davis football head coach Dan Hawkins previews the ’23 season

Aug 29, 2023, 8:27 AM | Updated: 8:28 am

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After a long wait, College Football returns this week!

The UC Davis Aggies will be back in action on Thursday, August 31st, to play its season-opener against Texas A&M-Commerce, meaning that we are 48 hours away from kick-off at Memorial Stadium in Commerce, Texas.

During Tuesday morning’s edition of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross, the guys were joined by UC Davis football head coach Dan Hawkins to preview the Aggies’ upcoming season, dive into the rest of the Big Sky Conference, and much more!

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Be sure to listen in to Sactown Sports 1140 on Thursday, August 31st for UC Davis football’s season opener vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, with pregame coverage set to begin at 4:30 PM PST before a 5:00 PM PST kick-off from Texas.

Topics Discussed Include:

  • Dave shares his story of his missed field goal kick at a UC Davis football game
  • Coach Hawkins dives into what makes UC Davis such a special place
  • What does Hawkins expect from this Aggies team following last season’s 6-5 campaign
  • Several players will be returning from last year for the 2023 season
  • “I like our crew on defense… A lot of mature, savvy players.
  • Coach talks about what it’s like to have his son, Cody, coach against him in the same conference at Idaho State
  • Who has the advantage in the Father-Son matchup?
  • Is the conference realignment good for College Football?
  • “Nature will find a way, and the economics will level out at some point. It’s all about greed… I’m very worried about it.”
  • Breaking down the rest of the Big Sky conference
  • Which was more jarring for Hawkins when he first stepped on the field: Boise State’s blue field, or how crowned Colorado’s Folsom Field is?

About UC Davis football head coach Dan Hawkins

He has taken his family on vacation to Machu Picchu in Peru. Most recently put on a football clinic in Quito, Ecuador. He taught science, jumped out of airplanes, and coached football in 20 different countries.

For Dan Hawkins, who was introduced as football’s new head coach on November 28, 2016, those aren’t simply items to cross off a bucket list, they have been opportunities to learn. It’s that thirst for learning, and application of that knowledge, that brought Hawkins, a 1984 UC Davis alumnus who played and coached with legendary head coach Jim Sochor, back to his alma mater.

Hawkins, who also served as a college football studio analyst at ESPN in recent seasons, brings a unique depth of experience and innovative offensive approach back to his alma mater. During his career, Hawkins built Boise State to elite status on the college football landscape and coached in the Big XII at the University of Colorado.

Courtesy of UC Davis football’s team website

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