Skip to content

Those around Dykes mum on Cal rumors

Utah St. La. Tech Football AP

Thought to be the odd-on favorite for the North Carolina State job, Sonny Dykes could instead land a position on the other coast.

Speculation out of the Bay area has suggested that not only has the current Louisiana Tech head coach interviewed for the vacancy at Cal, but that he has an offer on the table from the school.  When asked by the Contra Costa Times about the rumors swirling around Dykes, neither the coach’s wife, Kate, or his father, former Texas Tech coaching great Spike Dykes, would neither confirm nor deny that an offer had been made.

The latter, though, did acknowledge he would think his son would have an interest in heading back to the Pac-12.

Kate Dykes said her husband had been on the Louisiana Tech campus all weekend, hosting recruits. She said she didn’t know if Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour, or anyone representing the school, had come to town. Asked if Cal had offered her husband a job, she said in a phone interview with this newspaper. “I don’t think so. If they have, I don’t know about it.”

Spike Dykes, a longtime college coach, when asked if his son would be interested in Cal, said, “I would think so. Who wouldn’t be in this business? It’s a great job, a great conference.”

Dykes spent three seasons as Arizona’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach before moving on to his first head-coaching job with the Bulldogs in 2010.

Prior to Dave Doeren officially landing the NCSU job Saturday, Dykes had also interviewed for the Wolfpack opening.  He’s been connected to the jobs at Arkansas and Auburn as well.

Permalink 4 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Cal Golden Bears, Pac-12 Conference, Rumor Mill, Top Posts
4 Responses to “Those around Dykes mum on Cal rumors”
  1. thegamecocker says: Dec 2, 2012 10:47 AM

    Sonny Dykes at Cal could be a good fit.

  2. jimbo75025 says: Dec 2, 2012 12:53 PM

    Well, if he wants to move on-Cal may be his best option right now.

    While he has been mentioned for Auburn and Arkansas, I would highly doubt an SEC school would take a shot considering the failed Dooley experiment.

  3. dmvtransplant says: Dec 2, 2012 4:04 PM

    @ jimbo75025

    Did Dooley really ruin it for everybody from the Sun Belt trying to get into the SEC? I’m just asking?

  4. whitdog23 says: Dec 4, 2012 7:41 AM

    why is Dykes at Cal a good fit?
    yes….Dooley ruined it for e1 in the sun belt

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!