Round and round the coaching carousel goes, and Cal’s head coach finds himself riding in peak position.
Sonny Dykes has been circulated as a candidate for two jobs in his home state of Texas. Baylor has been the loud candidate, with Houston lingering right beside them. We do seem to have confirmation that Dykes has interviewed with Baylor via Scout.
Sonny Dykes has spoken with Baylor, according to our Scout colleagues at HD: https://t.co/PI2JehyJcU— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) December 2, 2016
However, just because Dykes has interviewed with Baylor doesn’t necessarily identify him as the frontrunner. In fact, it’s unlikely he is the first target for the job, because if he was, we’d probably have an announcement similar to what happened when SMU’s Chad Morris was rebuffed.
There are numerous reports of other coaches that have been circulated for the Baylor job, including Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre.
I've been told Mike MacIntyre will interview for the #Baylor job after the PAC 12 title game. Believes it'd be a great fit. Faith & Football— CT Steckel (@ctsteckel) December 2, 2016
MacIntyre has reportedly been circulated as a Baylor target and is supposed to interview, although I find it hard to believe he’d desert the Pac-12 South champs for another rebuild at Waco. We’ll see. This reporter also mentions P.J. Fleck and Larry Fedora, but earlier reports indicated that neither would be interested.
While there is no official word yet on whether Dykes has interviewed at Houston, his location last night was at a local Houston school while spending time recruiting for Cal. Hmm.
They come from all over the entire country to get #LamarFootball players. @CalFootball head coach @CALCoachDykes came by #LBlock 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ pic.twitter.com/fx7yynAxsD— Lamar High Football (@LamarHSFootball) December 2, 2016
Houston has expressed interest in Lane Kiffin and Les Miles. I’m sure many schools have done the same, but they don’t feel like realistic candidates for the Cougars. Probably other dominoes have to fall in the coaching wheel before Houston finds out who their next leader is.
Expect a decision on Baylor to be made first before we know anything about what’s happening in Houston.