Golden Nuggets: Coach Dykes named the worst coach in the 2014 Pac-12 conference

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He didn't have the best Year One, but is this a tad extreme?

Athlon Sports is already ready already for the 2014 football season and has begun looking forward to the season by ranking the 2014 Pac-12 coaches.

An abysmal debut season and a conference of talented coaches means bad things for Sonny Dykes.

It seems unfair to rank Dykes at the bottom of the Pac-12, but there's not a bad coach in the conference. Dykes' debut at California did not go well, as the Golden Bears finished 1-11 and winless in conference play for the first time since 2001. While the final record was not pretty, California had a handful of injuries to key players on defense, and Jared Goff was a true freshman getting his first snaps at quarterback. Dykes took steps this offseason to ensure last year's 1-11 won't be repeated. The defensive staff got a major overhaul and a solid recruiting class will help with the overall depth. Prior to his one season at California, Dykes went 22-15 at Louisiana Tech, including a 17-8 mark over the final two years.

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