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Report: Sonny Dykes to be next Cal head coach

Posted: 12/05/2012 4:08 PM

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Football Scoop is reporting that Cal will hire Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes to the same position. 

I have not yet been able to independently confirm that a deal has been finalized, but am working to do so.

Cal AD Sandy Barbour is out of town, while Dykes is in Ruston, La., so there will not be a press conference this evening, even if an announcement is made.
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Posted: 12/05/2012 4:24 PM

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Sonny Dykes
Current Position:
Head Coach, Louisiana Tech
Age:
43
Overall record:
22-15
Salary:
$700,000
Buyout:
$500,000
Notable:
Dykes’ Bulldogs still had a chance to break into the BCS before their overtime loss to Utah State on Saturday night. Colby Cameron was the last starting quarterback in the FBS to throw an interception.
Positives:
A disciple of Mike Leach and his Air Raid spread passing offense, Dykes is directing the nation’s most productive attack in terms of points and yards, and would inherit personnel perfectly suited to run his scheme. Dykes spent three years as the offensive coordinator at Arizona, and has some familiarity with the Pac-12.
Negatives:
Dykes will be highly sought after, especially with several vacancies likely in the SEC. He would also be the logical choice for Texas Tech, his alma mater where his father Spike Dykes was head coach, if Red Raiders head coach Tommy Tuberville were to take another job.
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Posted: 12/05/2012 5:36 PM

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Yay now Stanford can win Big Game 45-35 instead of 21-3.
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Posted: 12/05/2012 6:12 PM

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Obviously, Cal has decided that doing slightly better than mediocrity is acceptable. As a long-time Cal fan, I'm extremely disappointed. Sonny Dykes is not an upgrade over Tedford. He must be laughing all the way to the bank as he deposits his buy out.
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Posted: 12/05/2012 7:12 PM

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So who would you have taken, who would have accepted?
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Posted: 12/05/2012 9:48 PM

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PortlandFDHusky wrote: So who would you have taken, who would have accepted?
Hue Jackson.
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Posted: 12/05/2012 9:52 PM

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Not mine either. Like to see coach who can show self discipline first before team can appreciate. Does seem to be in similar emotional vein as Tedford. I guess Sandy feels more comfortable with non charismatic type! (easier to keep in tow). MacIntyre was more of the style. We need a defensive coordinator! Put some money up for a Charismatic type. Come on Sandy show some guts!!
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Posted: 12/06/2012 12:42 PM

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What's up Bears....A Red Raider here. I know that some of yall are upset (as it appears) about Sonny Dykes....trust me, Sonny Dykes is a FANTASTIC coach! I had the chance of meeing his father, Spike, on several different occasions....what a great man Spike was/is....in terms of charactor, Sonny is just like his father, an awesome person who will take Cal to a whole knew level! Yall are getting a great coach! You just don't know it yet!

I would LOVE to have him at Tech in stead of Tommy T! We'll see!
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