Another Sonny Dykes and Baylor story. Hooray.
Dykes is again circulated to be a candidate for the Baylor job from Yahoo Sports, confirming the recent ESPN reports that he is in the hunt. This time we do know that Dykes should probably be getting an interview of some sort, along with Jeff Brohm of Western Kentucky. Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports has this to report.
Jeff Brohm is expected to meet Sunday with Baylor about its coaching vacancy, sources told Yahoo Sports, and Purdue has expressed some interest in Brohm, as well. Cincinnati could be a third option if the school parts ways with current coach, Tommy Tuberville. However, the option of staying at WKU remains viable as well, sources said.
Brohm is expected to be one of three coaches interviewed by Baylor, according to sources. California’s Sonny Dykes also is believed to be one of the three.
Dykes has reportedly already talked to Baylor in what looks to have been an informal chat about the position.
Another candidate for the Baylor job according to ESPN is Blake Anderson of Arkansas State, so he might potentially be the third guy mentioned. There hasn’t been much word yet of interest for Anderson from any other program.
Brohm is obviously one of the hotter candidates after Western Kentucky captured a Conference USA title, but Cincinnati has already leapt into the fray after the retirement of Tommy Tuberville and made him one of their top targets, along with Charlie Strong and P.J. Fleck.
Again, Brohm fits the profile of an up-and-coming coach, so I doubt he’d be seriously interested in coaching at Baylor. If he is though, he’s probably the top target over Dykes, who hasn’t proven quite as much as a head coach at the Power 5 level. It’s likely this coaching search is going to drag on for at least another week, which means the situation between Dykes and Cal remains in suspended animation.
Cal fans, your thoughts on the coaching search?