The Pac-12 may have filled its four head coaching vacancies, but college football’s coaching carousel continues to turn. As of Monday there were 3 FBS teams that had yet to find a full-time replacement for 2018, but 1 of those openings may end up going to a former Pac-12 coach.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2017
Source: SMU is hiring former Cal and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes as its next coach, replacing Chad Morris. Dykes spent this season as an offensive analyst at TCU. https://t.co/r0jxm4Pspz
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 11, 2017
Dykes went 19-30 from 2013-16 at California, going from 1-11 his first season to 8-5 in 2015 with Jared Goff as his quarterback. Dykes was fired in January and spent this past season as an analyst for 2017.
If Dykes is hired by SMU it would provide some financial relief for Cal, according to Avinash Kunnath of SB Nation’s California Golden Blogs site. Dykes’ buyout, which was $5.88 million, would be reduced by any compensation he earned for another job, per Kunnath.
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