Courtney Hawkins opens up about his relationship with Keon Coleman

Michigan State's Keon Coleman, left, runs after a catch as Indiana's Tiawan Mullen closes in during
Michigan State's Keon Coleman, left, runs after a catch as Indiana's Tiawan Mullen closes in during / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

When a player transfers from a program, usually there's some type of burnt bridge. However, that just doesn't seem to be the case with Courtney Hawkins and Keon Coleman.

Heck, Coleman seems to love himself some Michigan State still.

For the basketball team's Senior Day, Coleman was in attendance and actually went out onto the floor after the game to hang with the team (his former teammates). He looked happy and it was clear that the players still treated him like family.

Coleman also came back to East Lansing recently before the 2024 NFL Draft to spend some time and it just feels like this is home for the former Michigan State football star.

Sure, he spent his final season at Florida State, but he has spent plenty of time this offseason in East Lansing and his former teammates seem to love having him around. The same can be said for his former receivers coach.

Earlier this month, Stephen Brooks spoke to Hawkins about his relationship with Coleman despite the transfer and kind of weird breakup and he had nothing but nice things to say.

Coleman still calls Hawkins and asks for advice and the two have a close-knit relationship. It's cool to see that they're still on good terms despite Coleman leaving Michigan State a year earlier than expected.

Also, seeing that Hawkins was planning on watching the NFL draft and rooting on his former receiver is just another reason why people call Michigan State family. Not all families are perfect and the way Coleman left wasn't ideal, but he did what was best for him and in hindsight, it was the right move. The 2023 Michigan State football team was a disaster, all the way up to its head coach.

Coleman still loves Michigan State and the feelings should be mutual.