Sonny Dykes might have gotten a coaching extension last season to stay at Cal through 2019, but that isn’t going to start the offseason coaching rumor mill from heating up weeks before the season ends.
CBS Sports reports Dykes as a potential coaching candidate for Baylor, right along with Larry Fedora of North Carolina. The big name is Les Miles at LSU, but I’d be surprised if Miles decided to take a step back and join a beleagured program with an identity that is vastly different from the one Miles built in LSU.
As for Dykes and Baylor, the situation makes some sense. Baylor is currently a power vacuum of toxicity, occupied mainly by Art Briles loyalists. The program needs to clean house come this offseason and start anew, and they need the right face for that.
Dykes, despite at best average results at Cal, is a good man who has proven he can run a clean program in Berkeley. And in terms of running a successful spread offense on the collegiate level, he could come right in and keep Baylor humming offensively. If Dykes wanted to pivot back to a coaching job in his home state, Baylor could be a place for him to try and rebuild a broken program.
Cal is currently 4-6 and will likely need to win their next two games to have a chance at a bowl.
What are your thoughts on this rumor Cal fans?