6 p.m. kickoff at Aggie Stadium for the first home game of the Dan Hawkins era
The Dan Hawkins era will open on the road against a Mountain West Conference foe, the fifth time in as many seasons the Aggies faced an opponent from this league
Veterans set the tone for this group of savvy returners and energetic newcomers
A four-year Aggie letterwinner and two-year starting center, Keane began in 2010 his second stint as an assistant coach with UC Davis. He previously assisted Mike Moroski with the offensive line in 2007 before serving as a grad assistant at Tulane University for two seasons.
Keane started 22 straight games during his junior and senior seasons, capturing the team's Bob Oliver Award as the program's "unsung hero" in both years. He is the first Aggie player to win that honor more than once. In 2006, Keane was part of an offensive line that allowed just 13 sacks in 419 passing plays. As a prep player at Palm Springs HS, Keane garnered first-team All-Desert Valley League honors as a junior and senior after earning honorable mention his sophomore year.
Keane completed his degree in psychology at UC Davis in 2006. He and his wife, Carrie, were married in the summer of 2010.
Aggies hold numerous top NCAA numbers
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