Football: Dykes’ innovative coaching roots

The roots of the coaching tree that spawned new Cal football coach Sonny Dykes reach down to Darrell Royal and LaVell Edwards. But his approach to the game was shaped more directly by less traditional influences.

Perhaps none was more profound than the time he spent with Hal Mumme at Kentucky.

“I hired him twice,” Mumme said of Dykes. “He was that good.”

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Jeff Faraudo