UC Davis hires alumnus Dan Hawkins as head coach

Former Colorado and Boise State coach Dan Hawkins has accepted the head-coaching job at UC Davis, sources told ESPN on Monday.

Hawkins, 56, was a fullback for UC Davis and started his coaching career as an assistant there from 1983-85.

Hawkins recently agreed to be the offensive coordinator at Florida International under new coach Butch Davis, but he instead opted to be a head coach at the FCS school that competes in the Big Sky Conference.

Hawkins was 72-50 in 10 years as a Division I college coach: 53-11 at Boise State from 2001-05 and 19-39 at Colorado from 2006-10.

Hawkins, who has worked as an ESPN college football analyst since 2011, was also the head coach at NAIA's Wilamette College in Oregon from 1993-97 and the CFL's Montreal Alouettes for five games in 2013.