Andy Avalos was still in the middle of his playing career at Boise State when he was first told coaching was in his future.
"I said, `No, I'm not,'" Avalos recalled. "At that point in my life, I had tremendous love and obviously passion for the game. It took no more than six months of being done at Boise State as a student athlete to realize that I did miss the game."
Nearly 20 years after Dan Hawkins first believed Avalos would be a coach, the 39-year-old was introduced as the new head coach at his alma mater on Sunday.