It was reported Tuesday that North Carolina State would interview Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes for its vacancy.
As it turns out, Dykes wasn’t individual on the Wolfpack’s to-do list that day. Reportedly.
According to TigerIllustrated.com, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris interviewed for the NCSU job Wednesday as well. It’s believed, however, that Dykes, given his experience as a head coach, is the front-runner for a position that could be filled as early as this weekend.
Morris has spent the past two seasons running Clemson’s high-octane offense after spending one season as Tulsa’s coordinator. Those are his only three years of experience at the collegiate level as he had spent the previous 16 years as a head coach at a handful of Texas high schools.
After a brief flirtation with Ohio State’s Urban Meyer last December, Morris was given anew six-year contract that at $1.3 million annually made him the highest-paid assistant in the country.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.