Sonny Dykes named new Cal football coach

“Sonny Dykes will be Cal’s new football coach, if multiple reports citing a number of sources on Wednesday afternoon are correct,” the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting. (In fact, a press conference announcing Dykes new role is on Thursday).

“The Louisiana Tech coach, the force behind the nation’s highest-scoring team in 2012, has been on Cal’s radar ever since Jeff Tedford was fired on Nov. 20, although it’s taken the university some time to come to an agreement.

“Only Western Michigan (Nov. 17) and Tennessee (Nov. 18) have been without a head coach longer than Cal.

“Dykes finished his third season at Louisiana Tech, located in Ruston in the north of the state, and has a record of 22-15. The Bulldogs were 9-3 this season but a variety of unexpected circumstances kept them out of a bowl game.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

4 thoughts on “Sonny Dykes named new Cal football coach”

    1. I like the choice, going out of the Pac-12, and California, for that matter, which has become too provincial except for a few of the top teams. Louisiana Tech would have beaten Cal this year. No sweat.

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