When Sonny Dykes says the Bay Area was a dream location for his next job, he wasn't kidding. He has been seen all over town and he plans to continue enjoying all the Bay has to offer. His summer plans include surfing, wine tasting, and continuing to sample some culinary delights.
Before the start of the season Dykes wants to do various activities in the Bay Area, unrelated to football. In addition to Bay Area classics like wine country and Alcatraz, Dykes and his family want to explore Tilden Park and get down to Santa Cruz.
"[I’d like] to check out the breaks they got out there in Santa Cruz," Dykes said. "I don’t know if I call it surfing, but I stand up on a board, let’s put it that way. Hopefully I don’t get eaten by a shark."
He also loves the food East Bay eateries have to offer, after dining at places like Zachary’s Pizza, Crepevine, and Rockridge’s Market Hall. In Piedmont, though, Dykes has his own take on a personalized Mulberry’s sandwich.
"I’d start with a lot of bacon, a little turkey, about three slices of cheese, probably a slice of cheddar, slice of Swiss, slice of American cheese, a little mustard, lettuce, and top it off with some good potato chips," Dykes said. "That’d be the Sonny sandwich, you know real healthy, but definitely a meal."
Sonny Dykes: nationally acclaimed college football coach, family man, active community member, and experienced sandwich chef.
That sandwich sounds delicions, except the mustard. I don't like mustard.
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- Dykes said he would fine any member of the defense $25 million for touching Marshawn on his touchdown run.
- Cal advanced to its second Sweet 16 in school history and set a season record with 30 wins.
- After the Bears allowed USF to outscore them 12-2 over the final couple minutes, Coach Gottlieb insisted that they forget everything that happened and start with a clean slate in overtime. Ironically enough, Cal made 8 of 10 free throws during OT.
- Allen Crabbe will discuss his future with his family this week. We will probably have to a month before we know his decision.
- Wilner reviews the Pac-12's weekend in the tournament. He said Cal achieved all it could in the tournament. Oddly enough, Wilner says Monty will never reach the Sweet 16 because he does not recruit well enough.
- Jolene Henderson earned her 120th career victory and has become Cal's all-time leader in wins.
- Cal topped Utah 4-1 to complete the season sweep.
- Lindsey Ziegenhirt's two home runs and six RBIs earned her to the Pac-12 Player of the Week Award.
- The Bears outscored UBC 29-0 in the second half to defeat the Thunderbirds 38-6 and bring home their seventh consecutive World Cup.
- Ahead of this weekend's season opener, the women's team is ranked second in the nation.
- Senior Heather Hargreaves blogs for CalBears.com to give some insight into inner workings of the Cal rowing program.
Swimming and Diving
- Elizabeth Pelton was named the Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week after winning the 200 IM title at the NCAA Championships.
- Down 3-1 to TCU, Cal rallied back to defeat the Horned Frogs 4-3.
- A couple big innings from no. 11 UCLA prevented Cal from winning the weekend series. Cal lost 10-2.