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College football: SMU hires former Cal coach Sonny Dykes

College football: SMU hires former Cal coach Sonny Dykes

Southern Methodist hired former California and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes as its new coach. He was fired by Cal after the 2016 season and spent 2017 as an offensive analyst at Texas Christian.

Dykes, 48, replaces Chad Morris, who last week was hired to be Arkansas’ coach. Dykes coached quarterback Jared Goff at Cal. Goff was the No. 1 pick by the Rams in the 2016 NFL draft.

Dykes, a Texas native whose father Spike Dykes was a longtime coach at Texas Tech, went 22-15 in three seasons at Louisiana Tech from 2010-12. He spent four years at Cal, where he had just one winning season. He was fired after the 2016 season and spent last year working as an offensive analyst at...

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