The chatter coming out of Ruston, La., is that Louisiana Tech’s Sonny Dykes has perhaps met with Cal about the Bears’ coaching job, maybe been offered a job.
And some or all of it may be true. But we have no firm confirmation.
Neither Dykes’ father, former Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes, nor his wife was willing or able to confirm any of it Saturday afternoon.
The rumors seemed to take on a bit more credence in the wake of North Carolina State hiring Northern Illnois’ Dave Doeren as its new coach. Dykes, whose Bulldogs lead the nation in scoring, was known to have interviewed late this week with N.C. State, before the school quickly changed gears on Friday.
One report suggested the Wolfpack wasn’t offering enough. Is that because Dykes withdrew in favor of more discussion with Cal?
“I have not talked to talked to Sonny since Tuesday,” his dad said in a phone interview. “I’m flattered he might even be considered.”
Kate Dykes, Sonny’s wife, said her hushand has been on the Louisiana Tech campus all weekend, hosting recruits. She said she wasn’t aware that Sandy Barbour or anyone representing Cal had been in town.
Asked if her husband has been offered a job by Cal, she said. “I don’t think so . . . if they have, I don’t know about it.”
Spike Dykes said his son enjoyed his time as offensive coordinator at Arizona.
“They were one play away from going to the Rose Bowl when Oregon beat them,” Spike said. “He loved the Pac-12. That’s a great conference.”
Asked if his son would be interested in Cal, if offered a job, Spike Dykes said, “I would think so. Who wouldn’t be in this business? It’s a great job, a great conference.”